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Highly Commended Prep School of the Year at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award for Prep School of the Year at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2018. 

The judges were bowled over by the breadth and depth of the entries submitted and hugely impressed by the evidence of the work being undertaken by the independent education sector across the UK. They said the stories told by the schools were truly inspiring.


To put this phenomenal result into context, almost 250 schools entered the awards, so to have been Highly Commended is amazing.  Kensington Prep School in London was announced the winner and there are only four other schools to have been selected as ‘Highly Commended’.  These are: Holmewood House in Tunbridge Wells, James Allen Prep (JAGS), Dulwich, Sandroyd Prep, Salisbury and St Hughs Woodhall Spa Prep, Lincolnshire.  To be categorised alongside these highly prestigious Prep Schools is remarkable and testament to the great work we are doing here at St Ives. 


Head Teacher, Kay Goldsworthy, said “I am well aware that we could not achieve any of this without our dedicated staff and wonderful pupils, so I would like to thank them all for their dedication and hard work.  They are the reason why St Ives is currently thriving. What a fitting way to finish off a hugely successful 2018”!


Our Chair of the Board of Governors, Graham Harvey-Browne, said “On behalf of the Local Governing Body, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to you for all of your hard work over the last year.  St Ives continues to go from strength to strength, with this second national award in 12 months. This is well deserved recognition”. 



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