Warwick School, named 'Independent Boys’ School of the Year 2022'
Warwick School has been named 'Independent Boys’ School of the Year 2022' at the Independent School of the Year Awards.
Warwick School has been named 'Independent Boys’ School of the Year 2022' at the Independent School of the Year Awards. The Awards highlight the extraordinary student experience that the UK’s top independent schools provide and celebrates individual success. This year's winners were chosen from over 700 nominations across 22 awards categories. The judges explained their choice of Warwick School for its ability to combine pride in its long history and traditional values with a forward-thinking approach that prepares pupils for life in a changing world.
On 11 October Head Master Mr James Barker and Senior Deputy Head Dr Simon Chapman received the prestigious award at a ceremony in London. James Barker commented, ‘"The events of the last few years have raised a number of unprecedented challenges for our pupils and wider school community. That we have been recognised for such an award is testimony to our outstanding professional staff and the community that is Warwick School".
The award recognises the ways in which Warwick's curriculum is tailored to best suit how most boys learn, while co-curricular opportunities are structured to inspire imagination, develop confidence and abilities, and provide meaningful social, mental and physical experiences for pupils.
Judges also noted how Warwick recognises that, out in the world, boys may experience pressures, stresses, and stereotypes specific to their gender and applauded the school's work to instil resilience in the face of such challenges – examples include the Wellbeing Hub, which offers a safe space and access to wellbeing professionals for all boys at any time of the day.
Warwick School pupils have the benefit of single-sex teaching and pastoral care, free of stereotypes, where they are encouraged to simply explore the best version of themselves, but still have a range of opportunities to access shared facilities and experiences with our sister school, King’s High School.
Our pupils experience the best of both worlds and leave us after Sixth Form with bright futures and confidence, a stunning set of mature attitudes and strong personal values which make them a credit to any university or work setting they progress to next.
Mr Barker has taken this fantastic achievement as an opportunity to thank the brilliant staff at Warwick School. He said "Thank you personally, on behalf of the school and most importantly on behalf of the pupils who leave this place with not only outstanding qualifications but a bucket load of memories and experiences which will carry them through life. We are making a real difference to the young people entrusted to our care".