8 October 2019
Pupils and staff at The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa are celebrating after being praised by judges for the outstanding student experience they provide to pupils across all years. The school was nominated for four categories: Independent School of the Year for Student Wellbeing, Healthy Eating, Careers Programme and Brand Identity.
The awards, run by Independent School Parent magazine, ask to see evidence of success stories that feature both individuals and innovative practice, for a judging panel that is made up of heads, governors, parents and representatives of membership associations from across the sector and chaired by Dr Helen Wright, former President of the Girls School Association and Vice-Chair of the Independent Schools Council.
Kingsley did not come away with an award at the ceremony on Monday 7th October, but were proud to be finalists amongst some of the leading independent schools in the country.
Headteacher, Ms Heather Owens, said: “We are thrilled to have been named as finalists. This accolade reflects the hard work and dedication of both our staff and the children, and our commitment to ensuring we provide our pupils with the very best educational experience there is to offer. We are both overwhelmed and humbled, and very proud of our Kingsley community.”
David Moncrieff is Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board at Independent School Parent magazine who run the awards. He said:
“Following the huge success of the inaugural competition last year, which saw more than 250 school nominations entered, we are thrilled to have surpassed that figure for Independent Schools of the Year 2019. The awards have again been designed with the student experience at their heart and to provide schools with a platform to showcase their stories of innovation and success. The judges had a tough job on their hands picking the winners from the shortlisted entries that were of such a consistently high standard.”