Bedford School builds on awards winning streak with more nominations

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The award-winning Bedford School

Bedford school continue to build on their recent award-winning streak reaching the shortlist for two TES Schools Awards.

This takes their 2022 awards haul to four, having already been crowned ‘Independent Boys School of the year’ in the coveted Independent Schools of the Year Awards.

They also bagged two Muddy Stilettos awards for ‘Happiest Boarding School’ and ‘Empowering Young Entrepreneurs’. They received a ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Giving Something Back’ category.

Headmaster James Hodgson said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for four awards and been ‘highly commended’ in a fifth in two very well-respected award schemes within the education sector.”

He praised students, “teachers, boarding housemasters, support staff, governors and Old Bedfordians” for their amazing awards success.

He said: “Every single person has contributed and together we all make up one incredible school – receiving accolades such as these proves this. I am immensely proud of everyone here; this really is a special place to be part of.”

Jon Severs, TES editor and chief judge said there had been an “incredibly high standard of entries” to this year’s awards. He said: “Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement.”

Jon said they were, “looking forward to showcasing” how vital “education professionals are to every facet of this country.

“Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years. This is our chance to say thank you.”

The TES Awards go to ‘the most outstanding individuals and institutions in the education sector. They are chosen by a panel of expert judges, including school leaders, inspectors and education researchers.

Winners of the TES awards will be announced on Friday 17 June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Muddy Stilettos ‘Best School awards’ winners will be announced on 14 June.

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