ISA offers a number of prestigious Awards for pupils studying at our Member Schools, as well as for their schools.
The Whitbread Memorial Award recognises achievement at GCSE and is awarded to the pupil with the highest GSCE points scored at one sitting. Applications giving the full names of the candidates, date of birth, examinations groups and a list of the subjects passed, together with the grades obtained, must be received by the CEO by early October each year.
The ISA University Bursary is presented annually to a pupil or former pupil from a Member school who has been accepted for entrance to or is already studying at a British university or other institute of higher education approved by the Executive Council. Members should submit the names of candidates for this award to the CEO not later than 31 December in any year. Entries must include the name of each applicant, an account of his/her scholastic career, including the results of the GCSE, AS and A Levels and the name of the university or other institute of higher education which the applicant is already attending or for which he/she has been accepted.
This scholarship at Newnham College, Cambridge, is for two years, and for a third year subject to a satisfactory report. The scholarship is open to pupils in Member schools who have been accepted for entrance to Newnham College. Members wishing to put forward candidates for this scholarship should submit names and particulars to the CEO before 31 May in any year. The Executive Council in collaboration with the College authorities will then decide whether the scholarship should be awarded.
These funds are small grants to pupils in Member schools who through some serious misfortune, such as the death of a parent, might be compelled to leave school if some financial help were not available. Applications for such grants should be made to the CEO.
The ISA Award for Excellence is awarded to the school which submits evidence of excellence achieved in the school. It may reflect whole school achievement in the past year (or recent years), or achievement in one specific field. Criteria for the Award are as follows: the submission must be no longer than two sides of A4, it must be in electronic format, it must not be reliant on an inspection report and it must be creative or innovative. The substantial plaque is presented to the winning school at the Annual Conference in May. The closing date for 2013 entries was 25 January. Previous winners were:
2012 - Adcote School for Girls, Shrewsbury
2011 - St Joseph's, Launceston
2010 - Bowbrook House School, Pershore
2009 - Castle House School, Newport, Shropshire
2008 - Vita et Pax, London