Local independent girls' school wins at The Tes awards
Wimbledon High School has been celebrating after picking up one of The Tes Independent School Awards, which applaud excellence and reward innovation in the UK’s independent school sector.
Wimbledon High School won the Best use of Technology award, for ensuring that technology is part of cross-curricular learning. There is considerable student enthusiasm for classroom activities, complemented by clubs that range from robotics to app design.
Lead judge David James said: “This school has achieved what is so important – but is frequently overlooked – about using technology effectively: it has insisted that the pupil stays at the centre of the learning.”
Jane Lunnon, Head of Wimbledon High School said: “We’re absolutely thrilled. We were up against really tough competition and it’s a reward for years of hard work in the field of technology. It’s absolutely magic!”
This year’s Tes Independent School Awards received 464 entries, almost double the amount of entries received for the 2019 awards.
Highgate School took home the overall prize, Independent School of the Year. The winners were presented with their awards by comedian Ivo Graham at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.
February 14, 2020