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TES Independent School Awards: who's who on the shortlists

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The nominees for this year’s TES Independent School Awards have been announced, celebrating the brightest and best in the private school sector.

The glamorous event will celebrate the excellence, hard work and innovation shown among the world’s best independent schools.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner and awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 27 November 2015.

The full list of categories and their shortlisted schools is as follows:


Senior leadership team of the year

• Appleford School

• Ashford School

• Epsom College

• Handcross Park School

• Kent College, Canterbury

• Pontville School


Best independent-maintained school collaboration

• Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls

• King Edward’s School, Birmingham

• King’s College School, Wimbledon

• Pontville School

• Sheffield High School

• Shrewsbury High School


Financial/commercial initiative of the year

• Adcote School for Girls

• Berkhamsted School

• Leicester Grammar School

• St Joseph’s College, Reading


Strategic education initiative of the year

• Ashford School

• Brighton College

• Ibstock Place School

• Queen Anne’s School, Caversham

• Sutton Valence School


Boarding initiative of the year​

• Brandeston Hall

• Brighton College

• Handcross Park School

• Wellington College


Special needs initiative of the year

• Appleford School

• Frederick Hugh House

• Oracle School

• Pontville School

• The Moat School

• Westmorland School


Marketing/communications campaign of the year

• Bredon School

• CATS College Canterbury

• St George’s, Ascot

• St Joseph’s College, Reading

• Surbiton High School


Community initiative of the year

• Brighton College

• Burgess Hill School for Girls

• Norwich School

• South Hampstead High School

• St John’s School, Leatherhead


Governing body of the year

• Aberdour School

• Brighton College

• Leicester Grammar School

• Radnor House Group


Fundraising initiative of the year

• Blundell’s School

• Reigate Grammar School

• St Mary’s School, Cambridge

• Uppingham School


British international school of the year

• Alice Smith School

• British School in Tokyo

• British School Jakarta

• Transylvania College


Independent school of the year 2015

To be awarded on the night of the ceremony to one of the winners of the above categories.


Lifetime achievement

The recipient of this very special award will be revealed at the ceremony.



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