Shortlist 2024


Independent School Parent magazine is delighted to announce the shortlisted schools for Independent Schools of the Year 2024. Now in their seventh year, the awards continue to thrive with hundreds of schools from across the country submitting entries in all 24 awards categories.

Once again, the judges of the Independent Schools of the Year awards have been overwhelmed with entries from schools across the UK of all shapes and sizes. With a record number of entries received, it has been harder than ever to reach a decision on which schools to shortlist and put forward to the next stage of the campaign.

It is impossible not to be impressed by the breadth and depth of the student experience provided by the independent sector which the 2024 entries so successfully illustrate. From sport to EdTech and environmental activism to social mobility, our schools are a shining example of best practice in all areas of education. And the commitment and enthusiasm of our colleagues working in the sector is totally praiseworthy.

With many new names appearing in the list of schools which have entered the awards this year, it is going to be extremely tough to settle on the eventual winners. We wish all of you the best of luck going forward and, in the meantime, are delighted to commend the rich collection of entries being announced today.

Finalists will be announced on Monday 9 September and the winners, chosen by our independent panel of expert judges, will be revealed at an awards ceremony in October.

Many congratulations to all schools that have been shortlisted.

2024 Awards Timeline

Nominations
open

March

Nominations
close

4thJune

Commended
announced

3rdJuly

Finalists
announced

9thSeptember

Judges
meet

September

Awards
ceremony

October