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St Mary’s School shortlisted at national awards

St Mary’s School shortlisted at national awards

St Mary’s is celebrating national award recognition after it was shortlisted in the forthcoming, prestigious Independent Schools of the Year 2023 awards.

The highly-regarded awards have been running for six years and this year saw hundreds of schools from across the UK submit entries into the award’s 23 different categories. The distinguished panel of judges were said to be ‘struck by the depth and breadth of the student experience provided by independent schools’ and particularly impressed by the ‘significant impact that schools make on their wider communities’.

Despite the tough competition, St Mary’s School impressed the judges and has been shortlisted in the Independent Girls' School of the Year category.

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress at St Mary’s School, said: “We are incredibly proud to be recognised in this highly influential, national award scheme. This is a reflection of the collective effort, dedication and commitment of the whole St Mary’s team. As a school, we work hard to provide an outstanding educational and pastoral experience for our students. This results in students leaving us ready for the future; equipped with the skills, qualities and values they need to pursue a life of fulfilment. We look forward to the forthcoming announcements about the next stage of the awards process.”

A list of finalists will be revealed on 6th September 2023. Judges will then meet again to decide the winner of each individual category – with overall winners subsequently announced at an awards ceremony in Central London in October.

The Independent Schools of the Year Awards were launched in 2018 to highlight the UK’s best independent schools and celebrate the breadth and diversity of life as a student in the independent education sector. Organised by Independent School Parent Magazine, the awards are chaired by Dr Helen Wright, international education adviser and past Vice Chair of the ISC. Dr Wright is supported by a panel of judges, which includes leading Head Teachers and representatives of professional associations.

Further details about the awards can be found here: