Big brands dominate the prestigious awards which accompany the publication of the magazine’s guide to top schools
A wave of excitement swept through the independent schools world as society magazine Tatler published the nominations for its annual schools awards.
Five schools are in line to potentially receive the coveted Public School of the Year Award, including Stonyhurst, Sherborne Girls, Marlborough College, Reigate Grammar School and Oakham School.
Under consideration for Best Head of a Public School were Mark Turnbull at Giggleswick School, Douglas Robb at Gresham’s, Emma McKendrick at Downe House, Antony Wallersteiner at Stowe School and Jane Lunnon at Wimbledon High/Alleyn’s School.
Every year, the Tatler Schools Guide reveals its favourite selection of schools based on trips, interviews and other research.
The Tatler Schools Awards decide which schools come out on top, with winners selected by panel.
This year the awards ceremony will be hosted virtually on the Tatler Schools Instagram channel on Tuesday, October 6 at 6pm.
The nominations in full:
BEST HEAD OF A PREP SCHOOL
Sophie Green, Godstowe
Sarah Knollys, Notting Hill Prep School
Martin Barker, Westbourne House School
Jeremy Banks, Caldicott
Henry Knight, Belhaven Hill
PREP SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
BEST HEAD OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL
Mark Turnbull, Giggleswick School
Douglas Robb, Gresham’s
Emma McKendrick, Downe House
Antony Wallersteiner, Stowe School
Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High/Alleyn’s School
PUBLIC SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
Reigate Grammar School
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Julie Robinson ISC, chairwoman
Professor Bailey, St Paul’s School
Patrick Derham OBE, Westminster School
Phil Ward, Thomas’s Clapham
Richard Foster, Windlesham House School
UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Gary Steer, Bedford School
Sister Gill Nurse, Godolphin School
Amelia Brooks, Brambletye
Sarah Wood Matron, Oundle School
Terry Stickney, Saint Ronan’s
BEST FOOD AWARD
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Pic: Stonyhurst College, by Pjposullivan