Is your school on the shortlist?

We can now reveal the schools that have made the shortlist for our annual Independent School Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony and dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on the evening of Thursday 8 February 2018.


Special services to independent education award 

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


Strategic education initiative of the year 

  • Dulwich College, Beijing
  • King’s High School, Warwick 
  • Norwich High School for Girls 
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School 
  • Notre Dame Senior School 
  • Reddam House Berkshire 
  • Shrewsbury High School 
  • St Faith’s

Creativity award 

  • Dover College Epsom College 
  • Felsted School 
  • Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery 
  • Sheffield High School 
  • Surbiton High School 
  • The Marist School 
  • The Royal High Junior School 

Senior leadership team  of the year 

  • Bickley Park School British Embassy School, Ankara 
  • Leicester Grammar School 
  • Mount Kelly 
  • Notre Dame Senior School 
  • Wolverhampton  Grammar School 
  • Worksop College 

Independent-state school partnership award 

  • Hereford Cathedral School 
  • Hunter Hall School 
  • King Edward’s School, Birmingham 
  • Latymer Upper School 
  • St Peter’s School, York 
  • Canford School/The Bourne Academy 
  • Town Close School 
  • Westminster School 

International school of the year 

  • British School Muscat 
  • Cranleigh Abu Dhabi 
  • Jumeirah College 
  • Prince of Wales Island International School-Penang, Malaysia

Financial/fundraising initiative of the year 

  • King Edward VI  High School for Girls 
  • Mount Kelly 
  • Robert Gordon’s College 
  • Westonbirt School 

Marketing campaign of the year 

  • Dover College 
  • Felsted School 
  • Harrogate Ladies’ College 
  • Homefield Preparatory School 
  • Hunter Hall School 
  • Lady Eleanor Holles 
  • Loughborough  Grammar School 
  • Shiplake College  

Best use of technology award 

  • Aberdour School 
  • Caterham School 
  • Epsom College 
  • Felsted School 
  • Handcross Park School 
  • Queen Margaret’s School 

Wellbeing initiative of the year 

  • Holmwood House Preparatory School 
  • King’s High School, Warwick 
  • Leicester High School for Girls 
  • Scarborough College 
  • St Paul’s School 
  • The Holmewood School 
  • Wakefield Girls’ High School 
  • Wellington School, Somerset 

Special needs initiative  of the year 

  • Falkland House School 
  • Meadow View Farm School 
  • The Cavendish Education Group 
  • Wilds Lodge School 

Whole-school community initiative of the year 

  • Bolton School 
  • British Vietnamese International School 
  • Felsted School 
  • Hampton Court House 
  • Leicester Grammar School 
  • Magdalen College School 
  • Nottingham Girls’ High School 
  • Sutton Valence School

Pre-prep/prep school of the year 

  • Aberdour School 
  • Clifton School and Nursery 
  • Handcross Park School 
  • Kensington Prep School 
  • St Faith’s 
  • St Ives School, Haslemere 
  • St Olave’s School, York 
  • Walhampton Preparatory School 

Boarding school of the year 

  • Benenden School 
  • Felsted School 
  • Harrogate Ladies’ College 
  • Mount Kelly 
  • Sandroyd 
  • Sherborne Girls 
  • Shiplake College 
  • Wellington College 

Senior school of the year 

  • Brighton College 
  • Ibstock Place School 
  • King Edward’s School, Birmingham 
  • King’s High School, Warwick 
  • Latymer Upper School 
  • Leicester Grammar School 
  • Notre Dame Senior School 
  • Reigate Grammar School


Independent school of the year

To be awarded on the night of the ceremony to one of the winners of the Pre-prep/prep, Senior and Boarding categories.