Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School Oxford, has won ‘Best Head of a Public School’ at the Tatler Schools Awards 2024, the school reports.
Awarded to “the head of a public school who goes above and beyond”, nominations are drawn from a variety of sources, including public votes.
Following the news, the Ms Pike said: “I am surprised and delighted to win this, not least because the shortlist placed me in such distinguished company.
“The award belongs to everyone at MCS, and I was honoured to accept it. It was a pleasure to meet some of the Tatler Schools Guide researchers, who put such a huge amount of work into producing the guide, at the awards ceremony. I am also glad that it was a strong evening for Oxfordshire, with our neighbours Radley and St Hugh’s crowned best Public and best Prep Schools of the Year, too.”
The Tatler Schools Awards, an annual event organised by Tatler magazine, celebrates excellence in the independent education sector.
Best Prep School
St Hugh’s, Oxfordshire
Best Prep Head
Sid Inglis, Elstree
Best Public School
Best Public School Head
Helen Pike, Magdalen College School
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark Snell, formerly headmaster of Wetherby School, now UK director of education for Inspired Education.
City of London School
Paul Williams, Epsom College 2nd master who pushed back his retirement to help Epsom College through the tragic events that unfolded earlier in 2023 this year.