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
The last two years at school should be vibrant and exciting and a stepping stone towards adulthood. How do you make your Sixth Form offering an energising, positive experience for pupils?
Best experiential learning
Have you created a programme, exceptional setting or a unique approach to learning away from traditional classroom teaching? Explain how the children have responded to your efforts and any results you’re particularly proud of.
Best Learning Support
Whether it’s an extra helping hand in class, special clinics for the gifted and talented, or one-to-one support for SEND students, show how your school goes the extra mile to help pupils with their learning.
Brilliant Boarding School
What makes your boarding school provision special? Is it outstanding emotional 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.
How active is your school at encouraging eco-initiatives and practices amongst pupils and staff? From transport to saving energy, recycling to rewilding, show us your green credentials.
Dynamic Performing Arts
From drama to music provision, dance to stand-up, show us how your leadership and energy foster creativity and a love of the performing arts in your pupils.
Excellence in STEM
We need to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians! How do you make your STEM teaching exciting for pupils, and what positive results have come out of it?
Giving something back
How do your students live the values and ethos of your school beyond the classroom and into everyday life? What is the community benefit, how does it support those in need and the students themselves?
Most creative learning through play
The best Early Years departments teach creatively through experiential learning and play. How do you keep things inventive and exciting for your young pupils, and what do they learn from it?
Most Inclusive School
School should be a welcoming and safe space for all children, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. In what way are you fostering an inclusive environment for all pupils and staff?
Passionate about Sport
We all know the importance of exercise in our daily lives – whether it’s recreational or more competitive. Show how passionate you are as a school about your sports provision and how you’ve promoted a love of being physically active amongst pupils.
Prepared for Life Award
How well prepared are your Sixth Formers for the real world when they leave school? From cookery classes to money skills, entrepreneurial mindset to leadership qualities, what have you put in place to help them on the next stage of their lives?
The Debrett’s Education Award for Outstanding Pastoral Care
Creating a school environment where children feel safe and emotionally secure is vital. How does your school safeguard the mental health of your pupils and nurture their confidence, wellbeing and sense of self?