St Ives School Haslemere has been shortlisted for Pre-Prep/Prep School of the Year in the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Independent School Awards 2018. This is a tremendous achievement, as St Ives is one of only 8 schools to be shortlisted, beating competition from over 600 other independent prep schools across the country.
The nomination recognises the success of St Ives not only for its academic achievements, but for its innovation, imagination and efforts to develop children in ways that go beyond the league tables.
“We are so proud of the high academic standards we set here,” said St Ives headteacher Kay Goldsworthy, “but we have always recognised that this represents only part of developing the whole child. The breadth of the wider experiences offered at St Ives allows all our children to develop as individuals, begin a general life-long love of learning and naturally achieve and progress. To have this recognised by the TES is quite something!”
Ann Mroz, editor of the TES, said “Independent education in this country is world class; it’s one of Britain’s great success stories, and those shortlisted for the TES Independent School Awards are the cream of the crop. This year we had more entries than ever, the standard was the best yet and the competition fiercer than ever before. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement.”
Graham Harvey-Browne, Chair of Governors at St Ives, said, “We are delighted and very proud to hear this wonderful news. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of Mrs Goldsworthy, Miss Smith and all of the teaching and support staff at St Ives and is a clear indicator of the continued success of the school in producing well rounded young people who are inspired and supported in achieving their potential.”
The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony in London on 8th February 2018.