2018 Education Business Awards - winners announced

The winning schools have been announced at this years Education Business Awards, which took place on at the Grange Hotel, London. Lexicographer and long term occupant of Dictionary Corner on Channel Four's Countdown, Susie Dent, presented the awards in 22 categories.

Outstanding Progress (Primary)
sponsored by Merlin Group

Winner: Ernesettle Community School, Devon
Commended: Deighton Primary School, Gwent
Stalham Academy, Norfolk
Surrey Square Primary School, London
Queen's Park Primary School, London
Parklands Primary School, Leeds

Outstanding Progress (Secondary)
sponsored by Merlin Group

Winner: Acklam Grange School, Middlesbrough
Commended: Derby Moor Academy and Sixth Form, Derby
Davenant Foundation School, Essex
Harris Academy Battersea, London
Kensington Aldridge Academy, London
Boldon School, South Tyneside

Outstanding Progress (Independent)
sponsored by Ant Education

Winner: Bromley High School, Kent
Commended: Latymer Upper School, London
Sevenoaks School, Kent
North London Collegiate School, Middlesex
Magdalen College School, Oxfordshire
Caterham School, Surrey

Art & Craft Award
sponsored by KidZania

Winner: King's Ely, Cambridge
Commended: Beech House School, Rochdale
Barnston Primary, Wirral
Chatsmore Catholic High School, Sussex
St Thomas More Catholic School, London

Educational Visits Award
sponsored by Rainforest Cafe

Winner: Marine Academy, Devon
Commended: Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey
Whitworth High, Lancashire
Bishop Aldhelm's CE Primary School, Dorset
Windsor High School and Sixth Form, West Midlands

Community Award
sponsored by REC

Winner: Eastbourne College, East Sussex
Commended: Heswall Primary, Wirrall
Lutley Primary School, Werst Midlands
Bolton School, Greater Manchester
Parklands Primary School, Leeds
Wimboldsley Primary School, Cheshire

Environmental Practice Award
sponsored by Zenergi

Winner: Hever Church of England Aided Primary School
Commended: Thingwall Primary School, Merseyside
Fochriw Primary School, Caerphilly, Wales
London Islamic School, London
St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Berkshire

Excellence in Health & Safety Award
sponsored by Norse Group

Winner: Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Merseyside
Commended: Liscard Primary School, Wirral
Queens Park Primary School, London
St Peter's Catholic Primary School

ICT Facility Award
sponsored by Fujitsu

Winner: Leighton Park School, Berkshire
Commended: Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey
de Ferrers Academy, Staffordshire
Ecclesfield School, Sheffield

ICT Innovation Award
sponsored by Awesome Apps

Winner: Open Academy Norwich, Norfolk
Commended: Ashmead Primary School, Buckinghamshire
Plashet School, Newham, London
Southlands School, Hampshire

SEN Inclusion Award
sponsored by Alan Patient & Co

Winner: Ernesettle Community School, Devon
Commended: St Peter's School Huntingdon, Cambridge
The Stanway School, Essex
Coppetts Wood Primary, London
Hollingworth Academy, Rochdale
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham

SEN Provision Award

Winner: Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Merseyside
Commended: Pontville School, Cumbria
Alderman Knight School, Gloucestershire
William Henry Smith School, West Yorkshire
Castledon Academy, Essex
Hillcrest Jubilee School, Warwickshire

School Catering Award
sponsored by JJ Food Service

Winner: Charlton Manor Primary, London
Commended: Liscard Primary School, Merseyside
Matravers School, Wiltshire
St Helen and St Katharine, Oxfordshire

School Music Award
sponsored by Stage System

Winner: Ellesmere College, Shropshire
Commended: Rendcomb College, Gloucestershire
Kings Heath Primary Academy, Northampton
Woodford County High School, Essex
Charlton School, Shropshire

School Procurement Award
sponsored by Awesome Apps

Winner: The Stour Academy Trust, Kent
Commended: Acklam Grange School, Middlesbrough
Matravers School, Wilshire
Walsall Academy, West Midlands
Bradford Grammar School, Bradford

School Recruitment Award
sponsored by eTeach

Winner: St Peter's School, Cambridgeshire
Commended: Herts for Learning, Hertfordshire
North Yorkshire County Council
Bradford MDC / Northern Lights
Neale-Wade Academy, Cambridgeshire

School Security Award
sponsored by Garran Lockers

Winner: Barnston Primary, Wirral
Commended: The Academy, Selsey, West Sussex
East Wickham Primary Academy, Kent
Beaufort Co-operative Academy, Gloucestershire
Winterslow C of E Primary School, Salisbury

STEM Award
sponsored by CREATE Education

Winner: Bromley High School, Kent
Commended: Ballard School, Hampshire
Leighton Park School, Berkshire
King's Ely, Cambridgeshire
Epsom College, Surrey

Academy Partnership Award
sponsored by Evac+Chair

Winner: Thomas Clarkson Academy, Cambridgeshire
Commended: Barking Abbey School Specialist Sports College, Essex
King Solomon Academy, London
Manchester Health Academy, Manchester

Parking Management & Travel Planning Award
sponsored by the British Parking Association

Winner: University of Leeds
Commended: University of York
University of Nottingham
University of Birmingham

School Building Award

Winner: Hever Church of England Aided Primary School
Commended: Eastbourne College, East Sussex
Reigate Parish Church Primary School, Surrey
Barr Beacon School, Walsall
Hawley Primary School, London

Sports Award
presented by Education Business

Winner: Radley College, Abingdon
Commended: Windsor High School and Sixth Form, West Midlands
Epsom College, Surrey
King Alfred’s Academy, Oxon
James Allen's Preparatory School


Is your school reaching for the top? Then tell us your story.......

Now in their 12th year, the Education Business Awards recognise schools across the UK for improving the standard of education and the life chances of their students, highlighting the vital work of educational professionals up and down the country.

Entering the awards is free of charge to schools from all sectors. As well as outstanding academic achievements in Primary, Secondary and Independent schools, the awards continue to examine school business practices (Procurement, Recruitment) as well as facilities management (Parking Management, Health & Safety, Security, Building, ICT Facility, Catering).

Schools are recognised for the quality of their Educational Visits programmes, as well as their Environmental Practices. The Academy Partnership and Community Awards look at how schools partner with other organisations to further their pupils’ learning experience.

The vital work of the Special Educational Needs sector is also recognised through the SEN Inclusion and SEN Provision awards, while schools will be shortlisted for ICT Innovation, Music, Art & Craft, STEM and Sports activities.

Tell us your story - enter online, free of charge.

To enter the awards, simply describe your practices to us in a 500 word entry statement. Supporting evidence, such as images, video or presentation, can also be uploaded through the online form.

There’s no charge to enter your school, and should your project be shortlisted for an award, you will receive tickets to attend the champagne drinks reception and awards luncheon, which takes place on July 5th at the Grange Hotel, London.



Testimonials

"The Education Business Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to endorse effective practice in the education sector. From a variety of education settings to established and growing companies, the event helps to not only benchmark class-leading provision, but assists the sector to consider best value products and good examples of impact in the classroom and beyond. A well-organised event, great for networking, I came away with some very useful new contacts. I am looking forward to next year!" - Dave Smith, Chair of the Board of Management of Naace - The Education Technology Association

“The Education Business Awards showcase the unsung heroes of the education sector. While teachers don’t get nearly as much praise as they deserve, those responsible for overseeing the essential aspects of running a school such as recruiting staff, catering, security and procurement most certainly don’t. These awards are a important contribution towards changing that, and should be marked as an important date in the educational calendar.” - Patrick Hayes, Director, BESA

Fantastic venue, good food, great master of ceremonies and no long speeches. A welcome boost for anyone in the industry that is working hard to improve on what they do…Richard Whiting, Ballard School