Embley is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement’s (Tes) ‘Senior School of the Year’ award, one of only eight schools nationally to reach this stage. The Tes awards recognise the most outstanding institutions that the independent schools sector has to offer.
The judges looked specifically at the 2020/21 academic year and their decision to shortlist Embley is based on a wide range of factors but includes Embley’s
- Year on year increases in top GCSE and A Level results;
- Position in the top 1% nationally for value-added which means GCSE and A Level students achieve almost a grade above that which they could achieve elsewhere;
- Class-leading digital learning strategy that ensured a seamless transition to remote learning during lockdown and continuity in learning for any students that may need to self isolate;
- Business focused initiatives such as a Stock Market Investment Club which trades live on the London markets, a Sixth Form MBA Experience and Nightingale Lectures that sees students question academics, entrepreneurs, astronauts, Formula 1 technical directors and world class athletes during black-tie dining experiences;
- Sporting achievements including the U16 Hampshire Cup in rugby and U15 Hampshire Hockey Trophy;
- Whole school headline performances such as Billy Elliott and Little Shop of Horrors;
- Diverse co-curricular activities encompassing sailing, scuba diving, archery, horse riding and skiing.
“This is a huge achievement for us and testimony to the remarkable work and the dedication of our teaching staff together with an amazing and rewarding journey that the school has been on over the last few years,” said Headmaster, Cliff Canning.
The winner will be announced on Friday 30 April.