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Yarm Prep School is Independent Prep School of the Year 2024!

Yarm Prep School is Independent Prep School of the Year 2024!

Yarm Prep School has triumphed in the category of Independent Prep School of the Year in the 2024 Tes Schools Awards.

Referred to as the ‘Oscars of education’, the Tes Schools Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in education across the UK. The awards honour the achievements of teachers and schools from both the state and independent sectors, covering early years, primary, and secondary education.

A distinguished panel of judges, including school leaders and educational experts, selected the winners. The chosen schools and teachers represent the pinnacle of educational practice across 21 award categories, highlighting excellence in all areas of school education.

Yarm Prep was shortlisted amongst 8 other prestigious independent preparatory schools vying to become Prep School of the Year, and was announced the winner in an awards ceremony that took place on 21st June at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, in London.

Judges particularly commended the school for their vibrant and thriving partnerships programme, which this academic year has impacted over 3500 young people in the North East.

Mr Bill Sawyer, Head of Yarm Prep, commented: “Winning this prestigious national award is an incredible honour for our school and our collaborative initiatives. The dedication of our pupils and teachers at Yarm, along with the support from our partner schools and organisations, has made this achievement possible, and I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved.

“Our focus on professional learning is at the heart of developing our team at Yarm. We have been delighted to extend our progressive and dynamic coaching programme to other local schools by providing CPD opportunities.”

Headmaster, Dr Huw Williams, remarked, “Yarm Prep is excelling and significantly enhancing the lives of young people both within Yarm and beyond. Our mission, ‘Educating for Life’ drives our commitment to excellence in education, state-of-the-art facilities, impactful partnership programmes and community engagement. The recognition of our outstanding staff and ambitious pupils through this award is truly well-earned.”

Judge Simon Larter Evans said, “Yarm Prep is not just a school that’s all about ‘us’, in the narrow sense, they are taking a wider understanding of their role in the wider community. The approach taken at Yarm Prep is standout in their sector, and what they’re doing is really making a difference.”

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