Is your school on the shortlist?

We can now reveal the schools that have made the shortlist for our annual Tes Independent School Awards 2019. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony and dinner in the Ballroom at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on the evening of Friday 1 February 2019.

Special services to independent education award

The recipient of this very special award will be revealed at the ceremony. 


Independent-state school partnership award 

  • Abingdon School
  • Canford School
  • Eastbourne College
  • Eton College
  • Lichfield Cathedral School
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Roedean School
  • Strathallan School

Senior school of the year 

  • Bolton School
  • Brighton College
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • King’s High School
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Sheffield High School for Girls GDST
  • Trinity School
  • Wimbledon High School GDST

Best use of technology award

Sponsored by


  • Aberdour School
  • Ashford School
  • King’s Rochester Preparatory School
  • Royal Hospital School
  • Sheffield High School for Girls GDST
  • Wolverhampton Grammar School 

Whole-school community initiative of the year 

  • Brighton College
  • Canford School
  • Epsom College
  • Hull Collegiate School
  • Magdalen College School
  • Moreton Hall
  • Norwich School
  • St Augustine’s Priory 

Pre-prep/prep school of the year 

  • Ashford Pre-Prep and Prep School
  • Bickley Park School
  • Eagle House
  • Felsted Prep School
  • Greenfield School
  • Highfield Pre-Prep and Prep School
  • Lambrook School
  • Sandroyd
  • St Faith’s

Sports award

  • Bedford School
  • Felsted School
  • Kent College Pembury
  • Merchiston Castle School
  • Redmaids’ High School
  • St Olave’s School
  • Surbiton High School
  • The Godolphin and Latymer School 

Marketing campaign of the year

Sponsored by


  • Banstead Preparatory School
  • Felsted School
  • Handcross Park School
  • Kent College Pembury
  • Royal Hospital School
  • Rugby School
  • The Kingsley School
  • Woldingham School

International school of the year

  • British School Muscat, Oman
  • Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Doha College, Qatar
  • Forsan British School, Alexandria, Egypt 
  • HELP International School, Malaysia
  • Prince of Wales Island International School, Malaysia 
  • The Arcadia Preparatory School, UAE
  • The English School, Kuwait

Special needs initiative of the year 

  • Highgate Hill House School
  • Northease Manor School
  • Reddam House Berkshire
  • The Holmewood School
  • The Woodlands Preparatory School

Senior leadership team of the year

Sponsored by


  • Dover College
  • Epsom College
  • Holme Grange School
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Orchard House School
  • The Holmewood School 

Wellbeing initiative of the year

  • Bablake Junior School
  • Epsom College
  • Portsmouth High School GDST
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • St Joseph’s College 
  • Taunton School
  • Thorpe Hall School
  • Wimbledon High School GDST

Creativity award 

  • All Hallows Preparatory School
  • Holme Grange School
  • Leweston School
  • Monmouth School for Girls
  • Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery
  • The Kingsley School
  • Wilds Lodge School
  • Wimbledon High School GDST

Boarding school of the year

Sponsored by


  • Cottesmore School
  • Cranleigh School
  • Dover College
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Rugby School
  • Sandroyd
  • Shiplake College
  • West Buckland School

Strategic education initiative of the year 

  • Caterham School
  • Dover College
  • Norwich High School for Girls GDST
  • Putney High School GDST
  • Queen Anne’s School
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Sandroyd
  • Wellington College 

Independent school of the year

To be awarded on the night of the ceremony to one of the winners of the Pre-prep/prep, senior and boarding categories.