Essay Competition

The ISA Essay Competition is the annual opportunity for pupils at ISA Members’ Schools to allow their writing skills to shine. Wordsmiths are invited to submit entries for a range of competition prizes aimed at age groups from year five through to sixth form.

Essay Competition 2021 – Results

We are delighted to announce the results for the ISA Essay competition 2021. 

A word from one of our judges: “Our teachers, pupils and their families, deserve the highest praise for such a collaborative enterprise. I hope that individual schools also celebrate their pupils’ achievements and praise their communities for working together so brilliantly. It is another testament to our school community that during such challenging times, we have all supported each other to produce such excellence. It has been an honour to experience the fine writing produced by all our young people!” 

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition this year and congratulations to our winners, please see below the full list of results and the winning pieces:

Click here to view the list of results

Click on the links below to read the winning pieces:

Horsey category – winning essays
Max Gate category – winning essays
Favonius category – winning essays
Sixth Form category – winning essays

For any questions regarding this competition, please contact us at

Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions.  Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.