Award Categories


Primary School Pupil of the Year

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Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Secondary Pupil of the Year

Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Inspirational Teacher Award

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This award is for the person who has made an outstanding contribution and provided or assisted with a real, relevant curriculum.  Open to teachers but also includes LSA, HLTA, TA and classroom assistants.

Young Scientist/Engineer Award

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This award will recognise an individual or school who has displayed outstanding achievement, or improvement, in science or engineering.

Sports Achievement

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Do you know a budding sporting superstar? We are looking for outstanding individuals and teams who are a credit to their school. So if you know someone who deserves recognition, then nominate them in the Sports Achievement category of our awards. This award will rewarding an individual or team for excelling in a particular sport or sports at school ​or through their dedication and commitment outside of school hours.

Creative Arts Award

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This award will recognise the exceptional talent of a pupil involved in any aspect of the creative arts including fashion, photography, graphic design, performing arts, music, media and fine art. The category welcomes nominations for a project, a performance or an outstanding technical skill.

Changemaker Award

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This award recognises the individual, early years setting or school that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and dedication to the education of the children, young people and communities with whom they work, thereby making a tangible difference to both achievement and aspiration.  This work will also have developed in children and young people the ability and motivation to put into practice some or all of the following qualities: empathy, teamwork, leadership, resilience and a broadly-based inclusive outlook inclusive outlook.

School Trips Award

This award recognises educational visits that have empowered a student to discover a new way of learning. Consideration will be given to new experiences, involvement of students from varying abilities and backgrounds, bonding experiences, contribution to development and confidence, as well as the delivery of learning objectives and increased enthusiasm.

Health & Wellbeing

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This award recognises early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation in relation to Health and Wellbeing.

Career Aspiration

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This category recognises schools that are inspiring young people to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them, in particular the hands on experience offered by apprenticeships.

Unsung Hero

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This pays tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have an impact on daily school life. This could range from a volunteer, caretaker or school bursars.

Special School/SEN Provision of the Year

This award recognises schools which have stretched, challenged and inspired pupils to help them reach their true potential and  to enhance learning opportunities and experiences.

Primary School of the Year

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What success has your school achieved in the last year?  We are looking for a primary, infant or junior school that makes a positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement, or collaborative work with other schools, to raise standards and inspire learning.

Secondary School of the Year

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What success has your school achieved in the last year?  We are searching for a secondary school with a rich and varied curriculum, as well as innovative extracurricular activities for pupils and encouraging young people to be citizens of the local, national and global community.  ​Tell us your story.