London independent schools win big at Tes Independent School Awards


Schools from London won in five categories at the Tes Independent School Awards on Friday (7th February). The winning schools from the capital are:

Notting Hill & Ealing High School, winners of the Creativity Award
Westminster School and Harris Westminster Sixth Form, winners of the Independent-state school partnership award
St Augustine’s Priory, winner of Student Initiative of the Year
Wimbledon High School, winner of Best use of Technology
Highgate School, winner of Senior School of the Year

Highgate School also took home the overall prize for the evening, Independent School of the Year.

The winners were presented with their awards by comedian Ivo Graham at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

The Tes Independent School Awards celebrate the outstanding aspects of the UK’s independent school sector and are judged by some of the country’s leading education experts. From individuals to teams, these awards applaud excellence and reward innovation.

This year’s Tes Independent School Awards received 464 entries, almost double the amount of entries received for the 2019 awards.

The Tes Magazine and website, formerly known as the Times Educational Supplement, is the most trusted source of education news and views in the UK. Tes runs these awards, alongside the Tes School Awards and the Tes FE Awards. Tes will hold the first ever International Schools Awards this year: they will be held on the 6th November in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ann Mroz, Editor of Tes magazine and Chief Judge of the Awards said:

“The Tes Independent School Awards is a who’s who of the top-tier individuals and institutions to be found in this thriving sector.”