The winners of the 2019 Education Business Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London. The Awards, sponsored by Schools Advisory Service, recognised operational excellence in 24 categories.
The awards were presented by Angellica Bell, who opened the ceremony talking about the teachers that had made an impact on her life.
Outstanding Progress - Independent School sponsored by PFU - A Fujitsu Company Winner: Dunottar School, Surrey Since facing closure in 2014, pupil numbers have tripled in just four years at this years winner, which has a clear vision to bring learning alive for its broad range of pupils.
Commended Seaton House School, Sutton Claremont School, East Sussex Putney High School GDST, London Babington House School, Kent
Outstanding Progress - Primary School sponsored by Fun and Active Playgrounds Ltd Winner: Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane, Wakefield Prior to conversion in 2012, two consecutive Ofsted inspections had rated the winning school as ‘Requires Improvement’. Since then, an uncompromising determination to improve pupils’ outcomes led it to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in all five areas.
Commended Queen's Park Primary School, London Kirton Primary School, Lincolnshire Heatherbrook Primary Academy, Leiceste St Bede's RC Primary School, Teesside St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, Yorkshire
Outstanding Progress - Secondary School sponsored by Schools Advisory Service Winner: Pleckgate High School, Blackburn Maths GCSE results at this years winning school put its high achievers in the top one per cent in the country under the new Progress 8 measures. Hailed as a ‘Beacon of Success’ by the Department for Education, it was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January this year.
Commended Spalding Academy, Lincolnshire Wembley High Technology College, Middlesex Phoenix Academy, London Wrenn Academy, Wellingborough
Academy Partnership Award sponsored by Evac + Chair Winner: Castledon College, Essex Castledon’s family and inclusion team works tirelessly with community organisations and employers to ensure that professionals and parents gain a better understanding of the needs of SEN students.
Commended Manchester Health Academy / Manchester United Foundation Rawlins Academy, Leicestershire
School Finance Award sponsored by Fathom Winner: The Weald Community School and Sixth Form, West Sussex reacted to budgetary pressures in a prudent, timely manner by taking tough decisions about staffing and curriculum.
Commended Morecambe Road School, Lancashire Ancaster Church of England Primary School, Lincolnshire Breck Primary School, Lancashire
Play Space Award sponsored by Community Playthings Winner: Putney High School GDST, London Featuring acrobatic bars, scramble beams, clamber nets, a raised tree-house den and tipi platform for creative role play, staff and pupils have created environmentally-friendly, ‘natural’ space where pupils can take risks and challenge themselves.
Commended Marjory Kinnon School, Middlesex Dell Primary School, Lowestoft Myland Primary School, Essex Allerton C of E Primary School, Leeds
Educational Visits Award sponsored by Westminster Abbey Winner: Ernesettle Community School, Devon Operating in an area of high deprivation, this years winning school sees the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of students personal development.
Commended The Weald Community School and Sixth Form, West Sussex Prudhoe Community High School, Northumberland
Excellence in Health and Safety Award Winner: Hallbrook Primary School, Leicestershire Induction materials and intense staff training combine to make the winning school among the most health and safety compliant in the UK.
Commended St Mary’s CE Primary School, Horsham Bethany School, Kent Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, Merseyside Cwmfelinfach Primary School, Wales
ICT Facility Award sponsored by Exa Education Winner: Minehead Middle School, Somerset With excellent facilities for the teaching of computer skills, this years winning school as been involved in many national and international competitions including the Bebras Challenge, which involves problem solving using computational thinking skills in a fun and engaging way.
Commended Lee Chapel Primary School, Essex St Mary Magdalene CE Primary School, London Knights Templar School, Hertfordshire
ICT Innovation Award sponsored by PFU - A Fujitsu Company Winner: St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School, Middlesex Developing coding skills at primary level is essential if the UK is to continue to lead the way in computer sciences. The innovation demonstrated by pupils and staff at this years winner is evidence that our computing experts of the future will continue to be respected around the world.
Commended Tiffin School, Surrey Holy Name School, Pembrokeshire
Parking Management & Travel Planning Award sponsored by British Parking Association
Winner: University of Sussex Maximum parking capacity continues to be maintained at this years winner thanks to a new car park which offers 400 new spaces and was combined with a redesign to entrance buildings and the installation of new footpaths.
Commended St Thomas More School, Bedford University of York University of Nottingham University of Birmingham
School Building Award sponsored by Thomas Sinden Winner: Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School, Kent A focus on reading informed design decisions in this years winning project, with the school’s headteacher involved in every stage of development. The resulting calm, spacious environment has received positive comments from parents and pupils.
Commended St Edmund's School Canterbury Woodmansterne School, London The Craylands School, Kent Ysgol Glan Morfa, Cardiff
Sports Award sponsored by Schools Advisory Service Winner: Fairholme Primary School, Middlesex Sports provision at has been transformed at this years’ winning school, resulting in nine regional trophies this academic year.
Commended Lindley Junior School, West Yorkshire William Brookes School, Shropshire Redmaids’ High School, Bristol Surbiton High School, Surrey
School Procurement Award sponsored by Alan Patient & Co Winner: Camden Learning By negotiating one fixed, reduced charge rate for supply teachers, this years winner made savings of 14 per cent and removed the need to negotiate rates each time.
Commended Melbourn Primary School, Cambridgeshire Polegate School / East Sussex CC Knights Templar School, Hertfordshire Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)
School Recruitment Award sponsored by Eteach Winner: North Yorkshire Education Services This local authority service developed a bank of talent to meet the predicted demand for teachers, while at the same time managing to make considerable savings on agency costs.
Commended Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol Croydon Headteacher Association (CHTA) Herts for Learning
School Security Award sponsored by SECOM Security Systems Winner: Hope View Independent School, Canterbury Situated just off a major transport route and along the same road as the train station, the winning school installed an anti-climb system which prevents foot and finger holds to keep the pupils safe from unauthorised visitors.
Commended Lampton School, Hounslow Selsted Church of England Primary School, South East Kent. Moorland School, Lancashire
School Catering Award Winner: The Holmewood School, London A particular student was at risk of exclusion, but staff developed a programme that swiftly improved their conduct. As a result, a specialist cafe was born which includes a baker, senior chef and several trainees, all supported by occupational therapists.
Commended Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Cheshire The Holmewood School, London Dinnington High School, Sheffield Peel Brow School, Lancashire
Environmental Practice Award Winner: Bedford Drive Primary School, Birkenhead For the last ten years, the winning school’s eco-club has empowered pupils to improve their environmental awareness and drive change.
Commended Putney High School, London Denton Community Primary School, Newhaven St Anne’s Church Academy, North Somerset Victoria Park Primary School, Bristol
Art & Craft Award Winner: Queen's Park Primary and Westminster CU, London With involvement in numerous community art programmes over the last 12 months, this years’ winning school has facilitated workshops for students in the public spaces of the Tate Britain, and offers this as a continual provision upon request.
Commended St John's Primary School, London Marlfields Primary Academy, Cheshire
Community Award Winner: Gilbrook Primary School, Wirral This years winning school has focused on the problems faced by parents, and has forged links with a range of professionals and community organisations to help to improve outcomes for families.
Commended New College Leicester The Hayling College, Hampshire Gilbrook Primary School, Wirral Marine Academy Primary, Devon Acklam Grange School, Middlesbrough
School Music Award Winner: Lindley Junior School, West Yorkshire As well as an outstanding music provision at this years winning school, the achievements of its choir were recognised last year at a special house of commons reception.
Commended King's Ely, Cambridge Longmoor Community Primary School Feversham Primary School, Bradford Lichfield Cathedral School, Staffordshire
SEN Inclusion Award Winner: Marine Academy Primary, Devon With a high number of SEN registered pupils, a full time speech therapist and three teachers with the National SEN Qualifications make this years winner a truly inclusive school where SEN pupils are given the best chances to succeed in their education.
Commended Foston C.E Primary School, York Great Malvern Primary School, Worcestershire Whitefield Primary School, Merseyside
SEN Provision Award Winner: Castledon School & College, Essex Working with community organisations and employers helps to better understand the needs of students with SEN. Leaders at this years winning school make excellent use of community facilities to enhance students’ independent learning.