Shining a light on commitment and talent in education

17th April 2015 at 01:00
The shortlist is revealed for the TES Schools Awards 2015

Today TES reveals the names of the schools and teachers that have made the shortlist for the prestigious annual TES Schools Awards.


The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the outstanding contribution to education made by teams and individuals in the classroom and the wider community.


Among the 17 categories are prizes for primary and secondary schools, early years settings and alternative provision, as well as for teachers who have shared their resources with fellow educators around the world via the TES website. New categories include healthy school, creative school and teacher-blogger.


Subject categories include English, maths, arts and humanities, and science, technology and engineering. The awards also recognise the links that schools forge with the wider world, both internationally and within their local communities.


At the awards ceremony, one of the winners of the early years, primary, secondary and alternative provision categories will be crowned overall school of the year.


TES editor Ann Mroz said this year's entries were the strongest yet and demonstrated the depth of talent and commitment in UK schools.


"We know these awards are only scratching the surface of the marvellous work that goes on in schools every day, but we hope that by recognising the achievements of some we can provide a fitting salute to the dedication of teachers and school staff up and down the country," she said.


The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane, London, on Friday 19 June.




All the shortlisted schools and teachers for the 2015 awards


Overall school of the year


This award will be given to one of the winners in the primary, secondary, early years and alternative provision categories




Primary school


Broadford Primary School, London


Grange Park Primary School, Sunderland


New Park Primary School, Liverpool


Pallister Park Primary School, Middlesbrough


Park Junior School, Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire


Vauxhall Primary School, London


West Rise Junior School, East Sussex


Wyndham Primary Academy, Derby




Secondary school


Babington Community College, Leicester


Burnt Mill Academy, Essex


North Chadderton School, Oldham


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, Wiltshire


St Aidan's High School, North Lanarkshire


St Patrick's High School, County Armagh


St Thomas the Apostle College, London


Woolwich Polytechnic School, London




Early years setting


Ark Alpha Nursery, Portsmouth


Bright Stars Nursery, Sunderland


Hillcrest Early Years Academy, Lincolnshire


Mearns Primary School, East Renfrewshire


Poverest Primary School, Kent


St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre, West Yorkshire


Whitefield Primary School, Liverpool


Young Explorers at Hillside Community Primary School, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire




Alternative provision


Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Wirral


Hospital and Outreach Education, Northamptonshire


Longford Park School, Manchester


Melland High School, Manchester


Reach Pupil Referral Service, Staffordshire


The Wycombe Grange, Buckinghamshire


Uplands School, Swindon


Westmorland School -Witherslack Group, Lancashire






Dr Liz Jones, Abbey Manor College, London


Paul Harris, Curwen Primary School, London


Julie McDonald, Hillcrest Early Years Academy, Lincolnshire


Katherine Jeffrey, New Hall School, Essex


Helen Ball, Polehampton CofE Infant School, Berkshire


Lorna Matley, Reach Pupil Referral Service, Staffordshire


Anne Pontifex, St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool


Seamus Oates, TBAP multi-academy trust, London




Science, technology and engineering teacher or team


Broadlands Academy, Bristol


Cotham School, Bristol


Dalziel High School, North Lanarkshire


Shrubland Street Community Primary School, Warwickshire


St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Salford


Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre, Worcestershire


Wade Deacon High School, Cheshire


Wyke Sixth Form College, Hull


English teacher or team


Alperton Community School, London


Alsop High School, Liverpool


Cantell School, Southampton


Eastbury Comprehensive School, Essex


Mearns Primary School, East Renfrewshire


Pittville School, Gloucestershire


Shrubland Street Community Primary School, Warwickshire


Wade Deacon High School, Cheshire




Maths teacher or team


Cotham School, Bristol


Halcyon London International School, London


Kings Norton Girls' School, Birmingham


St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool


St Patrick's High School, County Armagh


The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire


Vauxhall Primary School, London


Weatherhead High School, Wirral




Arts and humanities


Alwoodley Primary School, Leeds


Fairfax School, West Midlands


Greenbank High School, Merseyside


Seaham School of Technology, County Durham


Shrubland Street Community Primary School, Warwickshire




Community and collaboration


Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester


Eastlands Primary School, Warwickshire


Kilgarth School, Wirral


St Saviour's CofE Primary School, London


St Joseph's Specialist School and College, Surrey


Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School, Lancashire


Uplands School, Swindon


Wilmslow High School, Cheshire




International (including MFL)


Crickhowell High School, Powys


Frances Olive Anderson CofE Primary School, Lincolnshire


Jack Hunt School, Peterborough


Manor CofE Academy, York


Newlands Primary School, Hampshire


Prince Rock Primary School, Plymouth


Whitehill Junior School, Hertfordshire


Ysgol Dinas Bracirc;n, Denbighshire


Healthy school


Croftcroighn Primary School, Glasgow


Holy Trinity Primary School, West Yorkshire


Kilgraston School, Perthshire


Poole Grammar School, Dorset


Shrubland Street Community Primary School, Warwickshire


St Joseph's Specialist School and College, Surrey


The Market Bosworth School, Leicestershire


Vauxhall Primary School, London




Creative school


Birtenshaw School, Bolton


Grendon CofE Primary School, Northamptonshire


Halcyon London International School, London


Myatt Garden Primary School, London


Reach Pupil Referral Service, Staffordshire


Seaham School of Technology, County Durham


West Rise Junior School, East Sussex


York Steiner School, York




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Keven Bartle


Nancy Gedge


Joe Kirby


Caroline Osborne


Martin Robinson


Nick Rose


Andrew Smith


Horatio Speaks




Lifetime achievement


The shortlist for this award is kept secret. The winner will be revealed at the ceremony on Friday 19 June


This year's judges


John Bangs


Chair, OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee's working group on education, training and employment policy




Craig Barton


Maths advanced skills teacher




Kevin Barton


Head of raising achievement, Youth Sport Trust




Colin Bell


Chief executive, Council of British International Schools




Baroness Benjamin


Broadcaster, writer and peer




Tom Bennett


Teacher, writer and director of the ResearchED conference




Dr Mary Bousted


General secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers




Sue Cowley


Teacher, trainer and author






Sir John Dunford


National pupil premium champion and chair of Whole Education




Steve Eddison


Teacher, Arbourthorne Community Primary School, Sheffield




Dr Lee Elliot Major


Chief executive, Sutton Trust




Mike Gershon


Teacher, trainer, writer and consultant








Anthony Horowitz








Lord Knight


Managing director of online learning, TES Global




Neil Lovell


Chief executive, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation




Dame Joan McVittie


Headteacher, Woodside High School, London




Professor Ian Rivers


Professor of human development and head of the School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London


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