Shortlisted for TES Secondary school of the year award 2021

14 May 2021

Shortlisted for TES Secondary school of the year award 2021

TES Schools Awards 2021

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the TES Schools Awards 2021.

Kingsdown School has been shortlisted for the Secondary School of the Year award 2021

Kingsdown School is one of 8 schools  shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year, and the only school in the South West. 

Kingsdown’s efforts have been recognised in this prestigious nomination as a result of securing transformational change at the school while supporting their school community through the pandemic.

In the news

The local tv news team came to see for themselves why Kingsdown School was shortlisted…

BBC Radio Wiltshire

Emma Leigh Bennett talks to Ben Prater at BBC Radio Wiltshire Click to listen…

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. “

Kingsdown champions each and every student

Headteacher, Emma Leigh-Bennett says

“I am incredibly proud of what our staff, students, governors and parents have achieved during such an incredible time. This shortlisting on the back of our nomination reflects the fact that Kingsdown truly champions each and every student”



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