Queen Ethelburga’s Scores a hat trick across three different school awards

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is celebrating a series of prestigious awards nominations, across three different school awards, with four finalist category nominations and 5 highly commended accolades.

This week, QE has been announced as a finalist in Boarding School of the Year category in the TES School Awards for 2022.

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes Schools Awards 2022. It’s been revealed that QE has been shortlisted for the Boarding School of the Year Award.

For the first time, the 2022 Tes Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent early years settings, including both primary schools and secondary schools. The panel of expert awards judges include school leaders, inspectors and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist of winner.

QE has also been announced as a finalist in two categories for the Boarding Schools Association (BSA) Supporting Excellence Awards 2022. QE is a finalist for the Supporting Junior Boarders Award, and also for the Most Original Activity During National Boarding Week Award. Held for the first time in 2018, these awards are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, hard work, and dedication of schools and individuals to boarding.

The Collegiate has also made its mark in the inaugural Muddy Stilettos School Awards, having been announced as a finalist in the Outstanding Pastoral Care category. The judges rank amongst the most highly-respected, senior educators in the UK and have been chosen based on their passions and professional experience across the Awards categories. QE also received five Highly Commended accolades including Happiest Boarding School; Originality in teaching music and the arts; Giving Something Back; Special Sixth Form; and Empowering Young Entrepreneurs.  Winners will be announced in an awards ceremony on 14 June 2022.

In addition to the awards finalist announcements, Cyrus Zarrebini, QE’s Head Boy for 2021, was finally presented in person with The Lexden Prize for 2021 by Lord Lexden himself, at the start of May in London.

Cyrus, along with our QE Principal, Dan Machin got given a tour of Parliament, were present for the daily sitting to see the Government being challenged by the Lords and had afternoon tea in the Lords Dining Room. The Lexden Prize is a prestigious accolade awarded by the Independent Schools Association (ISA), for ‘the most remarkable sixth form student’.

A huge congratulations to students and staff across the Collegiate!