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Best Schools Awards in Association With Debrett's Education



We’re thrilled to announce that the Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Awards 2024 is now open, offering a uniquely modern, holistic perspective on what it takes to be a brilliant independent school in the UK.

There are 13 categories to enter, including brand new awards for Most Inclusive School, Best Learning Support and a Prepared for Life Award PLUS perennially popular categories such as Outstanding Pastoral Care and Brilliant Boarding School.

Find out what the judges are looking for and visit our Terms of Entry, and FAQs for more information.

The entry deadline has now been extended meaning that entries close at 3pm, 23 April 2024.

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The Categories

Our 13 awards categories allow schools to showcase what makes them unique, and how they truly deliver for the children in their care.

Awesome Sixth Form
Awesome Sixth Form
Best Experiential Learning
Best Experiential Learning
Best Learning Support
Whole School
Best Learning Support
Brilliant Boarding School
Whole School
Brilliant Boarding School

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Why Get Involved

Gain Trust

3.8m ABC1 women each month read Muddy Stilettos and explicity trust our brand and its recommendations.

Show Your Support

Enter our Awards and show your staff how much you appreciate their efforts.

Effective PR

Winning at a brand new, modern, forward-thinking Awards is great publicity for your school.

Be a Winner

We'll champion all winners and showcase the schools on our website and social channels.

"MCS were delighted to receive recognition from Muddy Stilettos of our extensive partnerships and community engagement programme. The Best School Award raised the visibility of the causes we care passionately about."

Magdalen College School

"Winning at the Best Experiential Learning award at the Muddy Awards this year has been a true game changer. It's not just a recognition of our green thumbs, but a celebration of the community spirit that makes our allotment a thriving, vibrant place. We're honoured and inspired to keep growing together!"

St Olave's Prep School

Our partners

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