Finalists announced for BSA Supporting Excellence Awards 2022

Posted: 20th April 2022

The Boarding Schools’ Association, part of BSA Group, is delighted to reveal the shortlist of finalists in this year’s BSA Supporting Excellence Awards, sponsored by Engage.

Held for the first time in 2018, these awards are our opportunity to celebrate the achievements, hard work, and dedication of schools and individuals to boarding.

The awards have grown again in 2022, with two new award categories being introduced, alongside some more established favourites, and we’ve once again received a bumper crop of entries from across the entire boarding community.

The winners will be announced at our Annual Conference for Heads, sponsored by Innermedia and Schoolblazer, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and 4 in Oxford.

Robin Fletcher, CEO of the Boarding Schools’ Association and BSA Group, said: “Our annual awards give us an opportunity to support excellence in our member schools, and recognise the tireless efforts of staff members and everything they do to support boarders.

“The response to our awards is always excellent and this year is certainly no exception. The quality of the entries has again been outstanding and the judges have had some very difficult decisions to make when choosing the finalists.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in nominations for this year’s awards and we wish all of the finalists the very best of luck. And special thanks to Engage for once again acting as our headline sponsor for the awards, and to all of the sponsors for each of the individual award categories.”

Congratulations to all of the following schools and individuals who have made the final shortlist:


Best Community Work via BSA ‘On Board’ Initiative Award (sponsored by Govox)

  • Wellington School
  • Gordonstoun
  • Sherborne Girls


Boarding House Extension or Refurbishment Award (sponsored by Witley Jones)

  • Ryde School
  • St Catherine’s, Bramley
  • Sutton Valence School


Boarding Research Award (sponsored by MTM)

  • Rugby School
  • St Leonards, St Andrews, Fife


Most Original Activity During National Boarding Week Award (sponsored by Schoolblazer / Limitless)

  • ACS International School, Cobham
  • Myddelton College
  • Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate


Stephen Winkley Award (sponsored by Innermedia)

  • Allison Onions – St George’s School, Windsor Castle
  • Cathryn Rogerson – Cottesmore School
  • David Barnes – Strathallan School
  • Heidi and Gary Blunt – Queen Anne’s School, Caversham
  • Kim Tutcher – Malvern College
  • Liz Firek – King’s Ely
  • Sister Linda Green – St Catherine’s School, Bramley


Supporting International Boarders Award (sponsored by Password)

  • DLD College London
  • Eve Leung – Elite Anglo Chinese Services
  • Scarborough College


Supporting Junior Boarders Award

  • Caldicott School
  • Perrott Hill
  • Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate


Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative Award (sponsored by Zeelo)

  • Bredon School
  • Cranleigh School
  • Malvern St James Girls’ School


Working with Vulnerable Children Award (sponsored by Powerful Allies)

  • CATS College Canterbury
  • Reed’s School
  • Royal Hospital School


International School of the Year Award (sponsored by Password)

  • Bromsgrove International School Thailand
  • Wycombe Abbey School, Changzhou


NEW: Best New INDEX (Inclusion and Diversity Excellence) Initiative (sponsored by Moore Barlow)

  • DLD College London
  • Rugby School
  • The Royal High School, Bath


NEW: Best Artwork Project (sponsored by Shelleys)

  • Joana – The Royal High School, Bath
  • Malika – Roedean
  • Meryl – Mayfield School
  • Mitsuki – Aiglon College


Khadija Saye Photography Award (named in honour of the former Rugby School boarding pupil and respected international photographer, who tragically died in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017):

  • Leander – Eastbourne College
  • Sin Man (Alice) – Sutton Valence School
  • William – Aldenham School


We will also be handing out awards in a further two categories, Boarding Innovation Award (sponsored by Engage) and Outstanding INDEX (Inclusion and Diversity Excellence) Leadership Award, which will be announced on the night.

Places are still available for our Annual Conference for Heads – if you have not yet booked your place and would like to do so, please click here.

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