Monday, 1 November 2010

Ashford School win the inaugural Independent School of the year Award

The inaugural Outstanding Strategic Initiative Award was won by Ashford School; the school going on to become overall winner of the Independent School of the Year – well done to Ashford School. Commenting Mike Buchanan, Headmaster “We were delighted to have been chosen as the school of the year and the pupils were very excited when I told them.” On behalf of the judging panel, the Chairman, Dr Graham Able said “this was a bold strategic initiative which has produced quick results and shows evidence of sustainability.”

The Awards recognise excellence in the strategic and financial management of independent schools in the UK. The Outstanding Strategic Initiative award recognises an initiative in strategic planning and so could include for example the school’s website, marketing, a legal initiative, innovative recruitment drive, excellence in governance etc.

How participating schools benefit

All winners received an engraved Award, a framed photo of them receiving the award and a winner's logo. All shortlisted independent schools received a logo for their promotional material showing that they have been nominated for an Award. A nomination alone enhances a school's reputation and is a powerful boost to marketing to new parents.

Perry Uniform are proud to be associated with the awards as a headline sponsor. Caroline Bunting, Managing Director of Perry Uniform, commenting on the awards – “These awards are a welcome innovation and recognize excellence within the school management structure – often overshadowed in favour of exam results.”