The 11 winners, from ten of the Group’s schools across the country, were invited to London and presented with their prizes in a special ceremony at the House of Lords.
The winning pupils were:
- Overall Pupil of the Year: Charlotte Harmer, Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School
- Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Year 2-4: Eseosa Garrick, William Hulme’s Grammar School
- Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Year 5-6: Alicja Kwiecien, Grange Primary Academy
- Sports Pupil of the Year: Katie Sakaria, Guildford High Junior School
- Creative Arts Pupil of the Year: Phoebe Gault, Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School
- School Ambassador of the Year: Finlay James, Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School
- Award for Independent Learning and Resilience: Hafsa Ciftci, Langford Primary
- Award for Inspirational Journey: Jaeden Kirby, Corngreaves Academy
There were also several awards for staff members:
- Teacher of the Year: Tracey Short, Abbey Hey Primary Academy
- Support Staff of the Year: Jan Watson, Southway Primary School
- Governor of the Year: Ian Fielder, Beacon View Primary Academy
The awards ceremony was hosted by Lord Carey, President of United Learning, who alongside Lady Carey presented the winners with their awards. Following the ceremony, they also provided the pupils and their parents with a tour of the Houses of Parliament and afternoon tea in the Cholmondeley Rooms.
Congratulating the winners, Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning said:
“Every pupil here today has done something exceptional that deserves recognition. Whether it is in academic achievement, excellence in sport or the arts or overcoming adversity, these awards signify that the pupil concerned has done something remarkable that makes them stand out from their peers.
“In what they have achieved, each winner exemplifies the values of United Learning and it gives us great pleasure to recognise this amongst our youngest pupils.”
“It is also very important that we recognise the significant contribution that staff and governors make to the success of our schools and so I am likewise pleased to celebrate their achievements here today.”
During the visit to London, the winners and their guests were treated to an open-top bus tour of London to take in the sights. For some, this was their very first trip to London.