Independent School of the Year for Contribution to Social Mobility – Entry Form
This award is for the school which most impresses the judges by the way in which it has made an inspirational and decisive contribution to upward social mobility in the past year. For the purposes of this award, social mobility is defined as ensuring that young people can fulfil aspirational choices in life despite their social or economic background.
The contribution described should be achieved either within the school community or an associated educational setting and should show clearly how individuals have been enabled to move up in society.
The winning school will demonstrate a philosophical recognition of the importance of social mobility to young people in their local or wider community and show evidence of the practical and positive impact their contribution has had on helping more young people have greater opportunities in life.
The entry should:
- Successfully communicate the core characteristics, energy, culture and benefits of the school’s social mobility programme as well as the structures and initiatives which underpin its delivery
- Explain how the student experience in the school has been enriched
- Demonstrate the sustainability and impact of the activities described on the wider life of the school community
These criteria have been developed in consultation with the ISC