BEST SENIOR SCHOOL FOR PASTORAL CARE
We really value schools that take their students’ wellbeing into consideration. Whether your child requires extra emotional support, or they have medical needs which must be seen to, all these schools have done a great job at helping their students both inside and outside the classroom.
MOST MULTILINGUAL SENIOR SCHOOL
Going to a school where your child will be surrounded by different languages and cultures is often an important requirement for parents, especially if they have recently moved to the UK. The recipients of this award either boast a multicultural school environment, or give that added attention to language learning, complete with trips abroad.
BEST SENIOR SCHOOL FOR SPORTS
Going to a sporty secondary school is important for many students. Whether they are the most athletic independent school in their county, or simply dedicate more time and attention to keeping active, all these institutions fully deserve the award they have received.
MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SENIOR SCHOOL
Having the right resources to teach well is an important part of school life. All these schools have impressed us with their savvy tech facilities, from SmartBoards and iPads to biometric registers and lunch cards.
BEST SENIOR SCHOOL FOR TRIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD
All parents want their children to have the very best opportunities to travel and experience foreign culture, regardless of what subjects their child studies. All our winners for this award offer amazing, once-in-a-lifetime chances to see the world, either in the form of volunteering projects and World Challenge, or music and languages tours to world capitals.
BEST SENIOR SCHOOL FOR CHARITY AND OUTREACH
It’s important for independent schools to give back to the community, especially so that students can experience society from a different perspective. The following schools have truly amazed us with their carefully thought-out charity projects and fundraisers which students can easily get involved with.
MOST MUSICAL SENIOR SCHOOL
Music is a big part of student life at secondary school level, where many schools encourage their pupils to form bands and orchestras or experiment with different instruments. While the curriculum is very important, devoting enough attention to music is just as essential for many students, especially those who are particularly gifted in a specific instrument. The following independent schools have impressed us with their music resources and teaching.
MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SENIOR SCHOOL
As the environment becomes more important in our daily lives, schools need to be equipped to become greener and raise awareness about global warming and climate change among their students. While this may only be a minor part of school life, the recipients of this award have inspired us with their “green” schemes.
From recycling initiatives to student gardening projects, these independent secondary schools make saving the planet fun!