Outstanding Progress - Independent School

Presented to the UK Independent school that has made outstanding progress in the management of its facilities, finances and human resources and can demonstrate an increase in the educational performance of the school.

2018 Winner
Bromley High School, Kent

 Bromley High School

Bromley High’s GCSE results in 2018 were the best in the history of the school with 49 per cent A* and 77 per cent A*/A grades. Some examples of the exceptional performance of its academic departments are the Royal Geographical Society’s Excellence Award and the Junior School winning first prize in the Primary Science Association’s National Practical Challenge Competition for KS1.


Latymer Upper School, London
Sevenoaks School, Kent
North London Collegiate School, Middlesex
Magdalen College School, Oxfordshire
Caterham School, Surrey

2017 Winner
Brighton College

2017 Winner Brighton College
In December last year, Brighton College was named as the highest performing co-educational school in England by the Sunday Times. Pupils outperformed several traditionally academic single-sex schools, which is attributed to the school’s recruitment and retention of truly outstanding teachers who inspire children to achieve.


Bromley High School
Wolverhampton Grammar School
Alleyn's School, London
Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Withington Girls School, Manchester

2016 Winner
St. Joseph's College, Reading

St Joseph’s College was awarded the ‘Independent School of the Year’ award at the 2015 TES Independent School Awards. With the plan of reducing fees and increasing investment, the college has seen pupil numbers rise and was recognised for an ‘outstanding initiative’ and a ‘strong vision’. Significant investment is paying dividends, with the school labelled an example to the rest of the sector.

Bromley High School, Kent
Shrewsbury High School, Shropshire
Epsom College, Surrey
Wolverhampton Grammar School

2015 Winner
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle

Respected throughout the country, pupils at the Royal Grammar School sit the International GCSE before the opportunity to join one of the largest sixth forms in the independent sector.  Spectacular achievements in sport and and performing arts are backed up by solid progress in examinations since becoming fully co-educational in 2008.

Brighton College, East Sussex
Bromley High School, Kent
Kilgraston School, Perthshire
Wellington College, Berkshire