Felsted School shortlisted for TES Boarding School of the Year 2023

Posted on 5th May 2023 in School News, Boarding, United Kingdom

Felsted School has been named among the eight national finalists for Boarding School of the Year 2023 by TES (Times Educational Supplement).

The independent boarding and day school for 1,000 girls and boys aged four to 18 in north Essex has been recognised by a panel of expert judges including school leaders and education researchers, not just on the basis of academic achievement, but on the “innovation, imagination and effort that goes into developing children in ways that go beyond the league tables” according to TES.

“With these awards we honour the education community, whom we have served for over 112 years,” comments Jon Severs, TES editor and chief judge of the TES Schools Awards. “This year has seen some incredibly high quality entries. So every teacher and school who has been named in this shortlist should be very proud – it’s a fantastic achievement.”

Central to the education Felsted offers is a forward-looking academic programme, which is constantly evolving to embrace the latest thinking, approaches and technologies to offer pupils an education fit for the 21st century. Alongside are an enormous number of opportunities for pupils of all ages to discover their talents for and enjoyment of sport and the arts, as well as a range of activities, clubs and societies designed to develop the personal attributes and characteristics that will enable each Felsted pupil to make an active contribution to society and to find fulfilment in adult life.

We are delighted to be one of 8 schools in the country to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, which recognises the hard work being put in across the school by pupils, staff and parents,” comments Chris Townsend, Felsted Head. “Felsted is more than just a school, it is a way of life, and the boarding ethos helps to make it such a strong community. Through this, students are encouraged to develop as individuals and to go out and make a positive difference in the world, wherever they end up and whatever they are doing.”

The TES Boarding School of the Year 2023 winner will be announced at the TES School Awards Ceremony on Friday 23 June at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.