Tes Schools Awards 2022 Shortlist announced


Pioneers, passionate educators and persistent campaigners are among the extraordinary education talent honoured each year at the Tes Schools Awards, one of the biggest nights in the UK education calendar. Today those schools that have made it onto the 2022 shortlist have been revealed. It’s a huge achievement for those teachers and schools who have made it onto this year’s shortlist, showcasing the very best of what the UK education sector has to offer.

For the first time, the 2022 Tes Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent early years settings, including both primary schools and secondary schools.

The panel of expert awards judges include school leaders, inspectors and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.

This year there are 20 award categories including two special awards, honouring the classroom Resource of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The shortlist for 2022 is:

Best Use of Technology

  • GFM: Gomer Junior School & Rowner Junior School, Hampshire
  • Eldon Primary School, Lancashire
  • Sandringham School, Hertfordshire
  • St George’s School, Berkshire
  • The Links Primary, Stockton on Tees
  • The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow
  • Westbourne School, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Williamsburgh Primary School, Renfrewshire

Boarding School of the Year

  • Baskerville School, Birmingham
  • Bedford School, Bedfordshire
  • Brighton College, East Sussex
  • Gordon’s School, Surrey
  • Millfield School, Somerset
  • Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, North Yorkshire
  • Taunton School, Somerset
  • The Royal School, Surrey

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

  • Ark Walworth Academy, London
  • Heanor Gate Spencer Academy, Derbyshire
  • Malden Oaks School and Tuition Service, Surrey
  • Nechells E-ACT Primary Academy, Birmingham
  • Rickmansworth School, Hertfordshire
  • Sedgefield Community College, County Durham
  • The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM), Hampshire
  • Whitefield School, London

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Setting of the Year

  • Blundell’s Preparatory School, Devon
  • Brougham Street Community Nursery School, North Yorkshire
  • Lime Tree Primary Academy, Manchester
  • Little Forest Folk Twickenham, London
  • Marshfield Primary School, West Yorkshire
  • Norwich School, Norfolk
  • Sacriston Academy, County Durham
  • Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, Hertfordshire

Headteacher of the Year

  • Arthur Barzey – Heron Hall Academy, London
  • Anesta McCullagh – Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, Northern Lincolnshire
  • Jen Weeks – LVS Hassocks, West Sussex
  • Judith Apps – Cauldwell Primary, Bedfordshire
  • Laura Dickenson – Finch Woods Academy, Merseyside
  • Matthew Burke – St Edward’s Senior School, Gloucestershire
  • Pippa Smithson – The Royal School, Surrey
  • Samantha Price – Benenden School, Kent

Independent Prep School of the Year

  • Greenfield School, Surrey
  • Perrott Hill Prep School, Somerset
  • Rose Hill School, Kent
  • Ruckleigh School, West Midlands
  • St Christopher’s School, London
  • Sutton High School GDST, Surrey
  • The Blue Coat School, West Midlands
  • The Pointer School, London

Independent Senior School of the Year

  • Bedford School, Bedfordshire
  • Putney High School GDST, London
  • R.E.A.L Independent Schools, Nottinghamshire
  • Reigate Grammar School, Surrey
  • St Dunstan’s College, London
  • Sutton High School GDST, London
  • Wellington School, Somerset
  • Wimbledon High School GDST, London

Primary School of the Year

  • Briar Hill Primary School, Northampton
  • Hilltop Junior School, Essex
  • Moorlands Junior School, Manchester
  • Race Leys Junior School, Warwickshire
  • Spire Junior School, Derbyshire
  • St. Peter’s CE Primary School, Lancashire

Pupil Mental Health Initiative of the Year

  • Coleridge Primary School, London
  • Finch Woods Academy, Merseyside
  • Maricourt Catholic High School, Liverpool
  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School, West Dunbartonshire
  • Pool Academy, Cornwall
  • Queens College, London
  • St Swithun’s School, Hampshire
  • Wimbledon High School GDST, London

School Business Leader of the Year

  • Marie Shiels – Fir Vale School, South Yorkshire
  • Danny Sohal – Chiswick School, London
  • Nikki Miller – Taunton School, Somerset
  • Wendy Mason – The Laurus Trust, Greater Manchester

School of the Year for Staff Wellbeing

  • Blundell’s Preparatory School, Devon
  • Chorlton High School, Manchester
  • Crown Hills Community College, Leicester
  • Kirton Primary School, Lincolnshire
  • Redden Court School, Essex
  • Rickmansworth School, Hertfordshire
  • Salford City Academy, Greater Manchester
  • Stone Soup Academy, Nottinghamshire

Secondary School of the Year

  • Atlantic Academy Portland, Dorset
  • Chase High School, Essex
  • Chorlton High School, Greater Manchester
  • Hazelwood Integrated College, County Antrim
  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School, West Dunbartonshire
  • Regent High School, London
  • Stockport Academy, Cheshire
  • Trentham Academy, Staffordshire

Send Provision in a Mainstream Setting of the Year

  • Lime Tree Primary Academy, Manchester
  • Notre Dame Catholic College, Merseyside
  • Sedgefield Community College, County Durham
  • St Modan’s High School, Stirling

Specialist Provision School of the Year

  • Beacon Business Innovation Hub, Essex
  • Everton Free School, Liverpool
  • Malden Oaks School and Tuition Service, Surrey
  • School for Inspiring Talents, Devon
  • TCES East London, London
  • The Moat School, London

Subject Lead of the Year (Primary)

  • Aaron Warren – Wellington Prep School, Somerset
  • Adelise Easter – Donhead Preparatory School, London
  • Gill Fitzpatrick – Beech Hill Community Primary School, Greater Manchester
  • James Watson – Heathfield Junior School, Middlesex
  • Melissa Power – Eldon Primary School, Lancashire
  • Philippa Sharples – Eldon Primary School, Lancashire

Subject Lead of the Year (Secondary)

  • Angela Nicolas – St Andrew the Apostle School, London
  • Jon Dean – Truro High School for Girls, Cornwall
  • Kate Turnbull – Headington School, Oxfordshire
  • Noah Shawcross – West Buckland School, Devon
  • Olympia Severis – St Mary’s School, Cambridgeshire
  • Stephanie Turner – The Barlow RC High School, Manchester
  • Tabatha Sheehan – Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire

Subject Lead of the Year (Specialist Provision)

  • Bethan James – Chiltern Way Academy, Buckinghamshire
  • Helen Devereux Murray – Eastbury Community School, Essex
  • Karen Sims – Solihull Academy, West Midlands
  • Vicky Rhead – Finch Woods Academy, Merseyside

Teaching Assistant of the Year

  • Antonia Beckford – Solihull Academy, West Midlands
  • Diane Eccles – Moorlands Junior School, Cheshire
  • Jack Turner – Everton Free School, Merseyside
  • Karen Gritt – Glenmoor and Winton Academies, Dorset
  • Lindsay Onslow – The Barlow RC High School, Manchester
  • Mercy Amoatin – Bobby Moore Academy, London
  • Natasha Smith – St. Peter’s CE Primary, Lancashire
  • Nikki James – The Deaf Academy, Devon

Tes Editor and Chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said:

“This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the Tes Schools Awards. Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.

“After two years of virtual awards ceremonies, we are looking forward to celebrating our education heroes in person once again.”

The Tes Schools Awards Winners will be announced on Friday 17th June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.

To see the full list of who’s in the running visit tes.com/schools-awards.

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