The Independent Schools Association (ISA) has announced the winners of its annual awards.
This year a new award — the ISA Award for Innovation in Independent Education — was launched and won by Kensington Wade, a dual language Chinese/English school in London.
This award was launched to celebrate how schools across the ISA use their independence to create progressive programmes of learning and achieve high standards. The ISA says Kensington Wade uses a blended dual language curriculum to broaden the horizons of students that prepares them for the realities of a diverse society.
ISA Junior School of the Year was awarded to Copthill School. They stay true to their mission to keep “the child at heart” with a diverse curriculum supported by enrichment opportunities in the arts, sports and within their local community.
Lycée International de Londres were named ISA Senior School of the Year. Since their inception in 2015 they have quickly established a reputation for positively contributing to the outcomes of the children in their care.
Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, chief executive officer of the ISA, said: “The ISA Awards 2022 was an opportunity to recognise the remarkable ways that ISA schools provide for the pupils in their care, as well as to share best practice across the sector.
“2022 marked a record number of entries to the awards, which is a real honour for us and we look forward to seeing even more of our schools getting involved in the future.
“The ISA Awards is and always will be a reflection of the unrelenting commitment to nurturing pupils displayed by the heads, teachers and school staff across our association.”
The winners of the ISA Awards 2022 are:
ISA Junior School of the Year Award: Copthill School
ISA Senior School of the Year Award: Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Early Years: Dwight School London
ISA Award for Innovation in Independent Education: Kensington Wade
ISA Award for Excellence in Sustainability: Liberty Woodland School
ISA Award for Outstanding Engagement in the Community: St Edward’s Cheltenham
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Hendon Prep School
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health and Wellbeing: The Worthgate School
ISA Award for Outstanding Provision for Learning Support: Finborough School
ISA Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development: Leighton Park School
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Performing Arts: Annemount School
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Art and Design: Herne Hill School
ISA Award for Outstanding Sport in a Small School: The Mulberry House School
ISA Award for Outstanding Sport in a Large School: Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate