Small Independent School of the Year – Entry Form
This award is for an independent school with a maximum of 150 students, of any age, which offers an outstandingly rich educational experience. The school can cater for any academic level; what matters is that it can demonstrate clearly how its small size allows its students to grow and develop through access to innovative and meaningful programmes and a cohesive ethos which is informed by the ‘student voice’.
Judges will be looking for something special – for the school to be going above and beyond in providing for its students, and will expect to see this passion for the student experience in how it narrates its story and draws them into the life of the school .
The entry should:
- Successfully communicate the core characteristics, energy, culture and benefits of the school’s small size as well as the structures and initiatives which have allowed them expression.
- Explain how the student experience has been enriched
- Demonstrate the sustainability and long-term impact of the activities described
- Explain how the school is evolving to meet the changing needs of its students and offer a vibrant learning environment.