Award Categories


Secondary School of the Year Award

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Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Primary School of the Year Award

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Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Inspirational Teaching Award

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This award recognises teachers who have made a significant contribution to the success of their students and provided an inspiration to children.

Primary School Pupil of the Year

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Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Secondary School Pupil of the Year

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Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Sports Achievement Award

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Rewarding an individual or team for excelling in a particular sport or sports at school or through their dedication and commitment outside of school hours.

Career Aspiration Award

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This category recognises schools that are inspiring young people to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them, in particular the hands on experience offered by apprenticeships.

Unsung Hero Award

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This award pays tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have a positive impact on day-to-day life.

Young Engineer/Scientist Award

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This award will recognise an individual who has displayed outstanding achievement, or improvement, in science or engineering.

Sustainable School Award

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This category recognises schools that have developed environmental awareness and sustainable development education across all the curriculum areas and the life of the school

School Trips Award

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This award recognises educational visits that have empowered a student to discover a new way of learning. Consideration will be given to new experiences, involvement of students from varying abilities and backgrounds, bonding experiences, contribution to development and confidence, as well as the delivery of learning objectives and increased enthusiasm.

Health and Wellbeing

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This award will recognise a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a positive approach to exercise, nutrition and general wellbeing for students, staff and families.