INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OF THE YEAR 2018
“Independent Schools of the Year 2018 is an awards scheme designed to give schools the chance to tell their stories and publicise what a brilliant experience they give their students.”
David Moncrieff, Chair, Editorial Advisory Board, Independent School Parent
Brought to you by Independent School Parent, Independent Schools of the Year 2018 is an awards programme designed to offer UK independent schools a platform to showcase their success stories and celebrate the student experiences they provide. The 18 awards categories have been chosen to reflect the breadth and diversity of life in independent schools in the 21st century and to acknowledge their contribution to wider society.
The awards are free to enter for all independent schools which are members of an association in membership of the Independent Schools Council* and will be judged by a distinguished group of educationalists. The judging panel will be chaired by Dr Helen Wright, international education advisor and past Vice Chair of the ISC. The judges will be looking for schools to share stories of success underpinned by supporting evidence. Success comes in many forms and we want to celebrate them all.
It is hoped schools will view the awards as an opportunity to tell their stories and in doing so collectively celebrate the strength of the independent schools sector. Nominations will open on 24th May and close on 14th September. Entries are easy to submit using the online forms on this website. Shortlisted schools will be announced from 24th September, with winners revealed once the judging panel has met in December.
Winning and commended schools will be presented with specially commissioned rosettes and supporting collateral to use across their print and online marketing materials celebrating their success. Winning schools will also be awarded a trophy. The announcement of the winners will be the centrepiece to a PR campaign in 2019, led by Independent School Parent, celebrating the successes of the independent schools sector.
* Any British International School which is a member of COBIS is eligible to apply for the British International School Award.