Chiswick School shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year 2021

Chiswick School say they are “absolutely thrilled” to be shortlisted for Tes Secondary School of the Year 2021.

“We are delighted to be included amongst the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer in the shortlist for the prestigious Tes Schools Awards 2021”.

The category of ‘Secondary School of the Year’ recognises schools that have had exceptional performance in the previous 12 months or experienced rapid improvement, and those that are maintaining continued excellence over a longer period. The judges look for more than academic achievement when shortlisting for this category; schools need to demonstrate innovation, imagination and efforts to develop children in ways that go beyond the league tables. Being shortlisted for such an award is testament to all the hard work and dedication shown by our fantastic students, staff and parents.

Headteacher Laura Ellener said:

“To have been shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year is a wonderful achievement and reflects the determination of everyone in the school. I am delighted for our staff and students who have worked so hard and been so resilient over the last 12 months. This is also great news for the Chiswick community who have, and continue to be, so supportive of us and our journey.”

Tes editor Jon Severs said:

“It is more important this year than ever before to celebrate the fantastic work schools do, because in the past 12 months they have gone above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to be educated and be kept safe in extraordinary circumstances. We were inundated with entries that demonstrated just how hard the pandemic made the work of schools, and just how amazing the response from staff has been. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country.”

After holding their awards ceremony online last year, Tes are once again holding this year’s awards ceremony virtually. Winners will be announced on Friday 25 June 2021.

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See also: Profile of Chiswick School Headteacher Laura Ellener

See also: Chiswick School rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and ‘Outstanding’ for students’ personal development

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