Recognising & rewarding education pioneers across the industry

The National Schools Awards returns to the heart of Westminster on the 1st of December, at the prestigious House of Lords, with 8 spectacular award categories.

The ceremony is proudly brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show and will unite 250 school leaders and education pioneers under one roof for a night of celebration.

Be a part of the celebration of the UK’s education sector by participating in the nominations for awards. The deadline for all nominations is now Friday 16th September.

National Schools Award 2022 Categories

The National Schools Awards is presented in 8 categories. This year we have added two new categories; School Resource Management of the Year and EdTech Innovator of the Year.

School Business Leader of the Year

Leadership Team of the Year

School of the Year

EdTech Innovator of the Year

Estates Management of the Year

MAT of the Year

Sponsored by Renaissance

Governor of the Year

School Resource Management of the Year

Sponsored by Capita

The National Schools Awards 2022 is

Proudly Sponsored By

Reed Recruitment logo
Renaissance Learning logo
Capita logo

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors for their continued hard work & support of the National Schools Awards.

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information on how to get started.

Reed | Headline Sponsor

“For the past couple of years, the teaching industry has felt the wrath of the pandemic, with ongoing absences and isolation requirements disrupting education for children and resulting in teachers feeling stretched out.

Therefore, we’re delighted this year to be sponsoring the National Education Awards 2022, to reward the hard work and dedication of teaching professionals who have gone above and beyond, despite recent events.

Now more than ever it’s vital that education professionals are recognised and rewarded for their commitment, and by sponsoring these awards, we at Reed can show our appreciation.”

Gavin Beart, Divisional Managing Director for Education – Reed


I will never forget the moment I opened an email announcing that I had been shortlisted for the inaugural National Schools Awards 2019; it was one of absolute shock and delight. It was such a special day to be able to attend the awards with my Headteacher, Chair of Governors, friends and husband.

It is such an honour to be recognised in this specialised area and to be acknowledge by my peers at ISBL for my contribution to School Business Leadership at a National level; it is certainly a day I will always remember.

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Angela Ogden

Director of Business Services

St Damian's Roman Catholic Science College

The National School Awards recognise the skill, commitment, and hard work it takes to deliver the best possible education, this is especially important in a time of such uncertainty. I welcome this opportunity to celebrate the contribution of school leaders and look forward to hearing of your incredible achievements in transforming the opportunities of children and young people.

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Baroness Berridge

Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System

We were absolutely delighted to have won the Leadership Team of the Year category at the National Schools Awards in November. It was such an honour to be have just been shortlisted!
Jospeh Cash is a challenging school with the most phenomenal pupils and so this award is credit to them as they inspire us as a team to make sure that we are providing the best possible Primary school opportunities for them. Winning gave the recognition to the JC team that they deserve - they are fantastic. The Awards Show was such a lovely evening and an opportunity to meet other professionals, it was a memorable end to 2019 and a true highlight for us all.

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Helen Nelson


Joseph Cash Primary School

Event Location

The House of Lords is one of the most iconic and prestigious venues in the capital, where better to recognise success, hard work and best practise? In the very heart of London, Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey are all in eyesight, with even more of London’s many great amenities only footsteps away.

Address: Black Rods Entrance, House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, UK, SW1A 0PW

Tel: 0207 219 3000