Is your school on the shortlist?

We can now reveal the schools that have made the shortlist for our annual Tes Independent School Awards 2020. 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 7 February 2020.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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


Independent-state school partnership award 

Sponsored by 


  • Beneden School
  • George Watson's College
  • Highgate School
  • Millfield School
  • Reed's School
  • St Swithun's School
  • Westminster School and Harris Westminster Sixth Form
  • Wimbledon High School GDST

Best Use of Technology Award

Sponsored by 


  • Bredon School
  • Cothill House
  • Embley
  • Handcross Park School
  • Pocklington School
  • Reed's School
  • Wimbledon High School GDST
  • Wolverhampton Grammar School

Alumni Engagement Campaign of the Year

  • Caterham School
  • Nottingham Girls' High School
  • Putney High School GDST
  • Royal Grammar School, Newcastle
  • Royal Hospital School, Ipswich
  • Sutton High School
  • Trinity School, Croydon
  • Wellington College

Creativity Award

  • Akeley Wood School
  • Headington School 
  • Norwich School
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST
  • Pinewood School
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Saint Ronan's Prep School
  • Shrewsbury School

Sports Award

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School
  • Feltonfleet School
  • Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate 
  • Reed's School
  • Repton School
  • St Helen's College
  • Wellington College
  • Woodlands Preparatory School, Great Warley

Boarding School of the Year

  • DLD College London
  • Felsted School
  • Heathfield School
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Rugby School
  • Shrewsbury School
  • Wellington College
  • Wilds Lodge School

Marketing campaign of the year

  • Burgess Hill Girls
  • Colston's School
  • Handcross Park School
  • King Edwards's School, Bath
  • Notre Dame School Cobham
  • St Dunstan's College
  • St George's College
  • The Glasgow Academy 

Pre-prep/prep School of the Year

  • The Blue Coat School, Birmingham 
  • Dorset House School, West Sussex
  • Hatherop Castle School, Wishford Schools Group
  • Lambrook School
  • Norwich High Prep School for Girls GDST
  • Saint Ronan's Prep School
  • The Glasgow Academy Prep School
  • Town Close School

Student Initiative of the Year

  • Croydon High School GDST
  • Highgate School
  • Ipswich High School
  • South Hampstead High School GDST
  • St Augustine's Priory 
  • St Helen's College 
  • Wellington College
  • Wimbledon High School GDST

Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

  • Bradford Grammar School
  • Feltonfleet School
  • King Henry VIII Preparatory School
  • Putney High School GDST
  • Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate 
  • St James Senior Boys' School
  • The Moat School
  • Thorpe Hall School

Senior School of the Year

  • Arnold Lodge School
  • Canford School
  • Dame Allan's Senior School
  • Hampton Court House
  • Highgate School
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • The Glasgow Academy 

Strategic Education Initiative of the Year

  • Aberdour School
  • Adcote School for Girls
  • The Blue Coat School, Birmingham 
  • Eton College
  • Linton School, Preston
  • Norwich High School for Girls GDST
  • Oakham School
  • Rowan Preparatory School

Whole-school Community Initiative of the Year

  • Beech Hall School
  • Brighton College
  • Highfield at Harrogate Ladies' College
  • Highgate School
  • King's High School
  • Moreton Hall, Shropshire
  • Trinity School, Croydon
  • Westbourne House School