GSA Schools Lauded At Independent School Awards

Two GSA schools have won prizes at this year’s TES Independent School Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the work and commitment of independent schools as part of UK education for all.

Bolton School – of which Bolton School Girls’ Division is one half – took the top prize, while Woldingham School (Surrey) was awarded the prize for best marketing campaign.

Bolton School was named Independent School of the Year award for its academic achievements as well as what the judges commended as its “impressive” outreach activities.
The TES said:
“At a time when many regional schools have struggled to survive, Bolton has become a focal point for the local community, hosting a variety of theatre productions and public talks while acting as the northern school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) hub for both modern foreign languages and physics.”
As well as a vibrant programme of interaction and partnership with local state schools, Bolton School has amassed a substantial bursary fund, as a result of which 1 out of every 5 pupils at the school receives financial support. Bolton School is currently fundraising to increase the fund from £20m to £50m.

Our photograph, above, shows (left) the Woldingham School team including Head Mrs Alex Hutchinson, and (right) Bolton School Heads Philip Britton (Boys’ Division) and Sue Hincks (Girls’ Division). Sue Hincks is also this year’s GSA President.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners at the TES Independent School Awards – read more here.

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