Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement – Entry Form
This award is for the school which most impresses the judges with the impact that sport has on students throughout the School both through the breadth of opportunity and participation, and the competitive achievements of its students relative to their age and stage of development. Any school, with students of any age, can enter for this award.
Judges will be looking for evidence of a clear philosophy that underpins the provision of a sporting experience that delivers benefits across the students’ development spectrum, including academic, pastoral, social and health-related benefits; the delivery of that philosophy and clear analysis of its impact. They will be interested in evidence of original thinking in the school’s approach to its sporting programme and wish to understand how students, staff and other stakeholders collaborate secure success.
Schools should note that examples of competitive success may be an important component an application but will not qualify for an award in isolation.
The entry should:
- Describe the philosophical thinking behind the provision of a sporting experience for all students
- Explain the delivery of that programme and how the impact of that programme has been measured and account for the level of success achieved
- Explain how the student experience has been enriched
- Demonstrate the sustainability and long-term impact of the activities described