Eltham College is pleased to announce its shortlisting for three prestigious educational awards in the 2023 TES Schools Awards competition that recognise excellence and innovation in state and independent schools across the UK. 

The school has been shortlisted for the awards in three separate categories: 

  • Best Use of Technology – for its ‘Every Name Matters’ initiative 
  • Pupil Mental Health Initiative of the Year for its ‘Life Story’ initiative 
  • Excellence in Creative Arts for its ‘Textile Exhibition’ (Junior School) 

Students, parents and staff at Eltham College will recognise these initiatives that are embedded in the life of the school.  The ‘Every Name Matters’ initiative ensures students’ names are pronounced accurately by students and staff alike; the interactive ‘Life Game’ initiative promotes well-being, mutual respect and healthy relationships between students; and the Textile Exhibition that made a great difference to the teaching of Art to Junior School pupils, especially following the recent pandemic.   

Guy Sanderson, Headmaster of Eltham College said: “Being shortlisted for a TES Schools Award is always an honour, but to be shortlisted for no less than three awards in three different categories is amazing, especially against worthy competition from other schools in both the independent and state sectors.   We are really pleased that the judges have recognised that our distinct pastoral and academic initiatives represent examples of best practice and that they have been shortlisted.”  

Jon Severs, Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards, said: “With these awards we honour the education community, whom we have served for over 112 years. This year has seen some incredibly high quality entries. So every teacher and school who has been named in this shortlist should be very proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. 

The TES Schools Awards are a prestigious national awards competition with 20 separate awards categories that celebrate achievements and innovations across different areas of school life in primary and secondary-level schools and in both the independent and state sectors.  The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony to be held in central London on Friday 23rd June 2023.