The Categories

Enter as many of the 11 categories as you like, and showcase what makes your school so special.

Originality in teaching music and the arts

Originality in teaching music and the arts

Provide us with examples of your original teaching programme that have really worked to develop and foster a love of / skills in the performing arts. Showcase evidence of individual or group creativity, flair, progressive ideas and innovative ways of enthusing the children to achieve great results.

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Most Creative Learning Through Pla

Most creative learning through play (Early Years)

The best Early Years departments teach creatively through experiential learning and play. What techniques have brought out the best in your pupils? Have you been particularly innovative or given an established idea a new spin?

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Innovative Tech

Most innovative technology-led teaching

With the challenges of distance and blended learning, plus the ongoing advancement of technology across the curriculum, provide us with a great case study of how you’ve successfully harnessed technology-led teaching to make a difference to pupils’ learning experiences.

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Outstanding Pastoral Care

Outstanding Pastoral Care

Creating a school environment where children feel safe and emotionally secure has never been more important. What significant steps does your school take to safeguard the mental health of your pupils and nurture their confidence and wellbeing?

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Special Sixth Form

Special Sixth Form

A healthy, vibrant Sixth Form experience is vital in helping pupils transition to more independent tertiary education, working life and ultimately adulthood. Explain how your Sixth Form has created a meaningful and exciting learning experience for your pupils and why what you offer is so special.

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Inventive sports programme

Inventive sports programme

The repeated Covid lockdowns shone a new light on the importance of physical exercise for children in their daily lives. What has your school done to promote a love of sport and nurture team spirit in all pupils, regardless of natural ability?

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Best Experiential Learning

Best experiential learning

Have you created a programme, special location or a unique approach to learning outside of the school classroom? Provide us with an inspiring case study to show how the children have responded to your efforts, including their achievements and any results you’re particularly proud of.

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Giving something back

Giving something back

Show us how your students live the values and ethos of your school beyond the classroom and into everyday life. What value is created in the community and how does it benefit those in need?

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Empowering young entrepreneurs

Empowering young entrepreneurs

Getting children ready for the commercial world means igniting their creativity and developing their business acumen, communication skills and confidence to lead. Show us examples of your success in empowering the next generation of innovators.

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Happiest Boarding School

Happiest Boarding School

How have you recently developed your boarding school philosophy, facilities, and activities? Can you prove outstanding pastoral care, house parents who go the extra mile, or inventive trips that brighten up the weekends? Showcase what makes your boarding school a true home-away-from-home.

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Sense of Humour Award

Best Sense of Humour Award

A sense of fun shows the true spirit of a school, so we want to see your assembly sketches, teachers as rock stars, water fights with Heads and kids taking over the school for the day.

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