Tes Independent School Awards 2021: the shortlist

The countdown to one of the biggest dates in the independent school calendar starts today

Catherine Lough

Tes Independent School Awards 2021: The shortlist revealed

The top contenders to win some of the highest honours in the independent school sector are revealed today.

After a very difficult year, the Tes Independent School Awards showcase the ways that educators have risen to the challenge, using technology, creativity and a lot of hard work to ensure their students have felt supported.


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As we are unable to toast the winners in person this year, the results will be announced in an online event on 30 April, celebrating teachers' and school leaders' dedication and enthusiasm over the past 12 months.

Tes Independent School Awards 2021: the shortlist

Lifetime Achievement

Winner to be announced on the night

Best Use of Technology Award

Surbiton High School
Rugby School
Norwich High School for Girls
Bury Grammar School
Wimbledon High School (GDST)
Stephen Perse Foundation
Parkside School
Repton School

Creativity Award

Brighton College 
Wycombe Abbey
Moreton Hall
The Pointer School
South Hampstead High School (GDST)
Shrewsbury High School
Dulwich Prep Cranbrook
Caterham School

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Sutton High School (GDST)
The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Felsted School
Kingston Grammar School
Newcastle High School for Girls (GDST)
George Watson's College
Saint Ronan's School
Reigate Grammar School

Independent-State School Partnership Award

Bedales School
Wellington College
Newcastle High School for Girls
Emanuel School
Brighton College
Streatham and Clapham High School (GDST)
Godolphin and Latymer
Repton School

Sports Award

Sheffield High School for Girls (GDST)
Rugby School
Orchard House School
Brighton College 
Woodlands Preparatory School
Holme Grange School
St John's School Leatherhead
Stamford School

Strategic Education Initiative of the Year

Scarisbrick Hall School
Roedean School
Harrow School Online
Holme Grange School
Canford School
Croydon High School (GDST)
Caterham School
Sevenoaks School

Student Initiative of the Year

Streatham and Clapham High School
Royal High School Bath
St George's Weybridge
Sheffield High School for Girls (GDST)
Hampton School
Berkhamsted School
The King's School, Gloucester
Ashford School

Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

Holmewood House School
Norwich High School for Girls
Sutton High School (GDST)
DLD College London
Caterham School
Saint Ronan's Prep

Queen's College
LVS Ascot

Whole-school Community Initiative of the Year

Rendcomb College
Kelvinside Academy
Epsom College
Brighton College
Norwich School
Reigate Grammar School
Sevenoaks School
Thorpe Hall School

Boarding School of the Year

Shrewsbury School
Rendcomb College
Brighton College
Sandroyd School
Moreton Hall
Epsom College
Handcross Park
Malvern College

Prep School of the Year

The Blue Coat School
Hymers College Junior School

St Peter's School, York
Holmewood House
Portsmouth High School
The Study Preparatory School
Saint Ronan's School
Exeter Cathedral School

Pre-prep School of the Year

Great Walstead School
James Allen's Pre-Preparatory School
George Heriot's School

St Peter's School, York
South Lee
Bilton Grange
Taunton School
Prestfelde School      

Senior School of the Year

Thorpe Hall School
Scarborough College
Notre Dame Senior School
Queen's College
Notting Hill and Ealing High School (GDST)
Brighton College
Reigate Grammar School
Embley

Independent School of the Year

The winners of the pre-prep, prep, senior and boarding categories will automatically be entered for this award. The winner will be announced as the finale to the evening

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Catherine Lough

Catherine Lough is a reporter at Tes.

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