Academic Awards

The ISA offers a number of different prizes for pupils in the schools of ISA Members. Click on the plus signs below to expand the sections and access the information about the individual awards available.

The Whitbread Memorial Prize (GCSE)

The Whitbread Memorial Prize recognizes and celebrates outstanding involvement in, and service to, wider aspect of school and community life; in conjunction with achieving academic excellence in GCSE exams (including iGCSEs).

We are delighted to announce that the winner for 2019 is
Emily Keogh, Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing

The starting entry criteria for nomination is excellence achieved in academic results, achieved in a single sitting. The award is then adjudicated on the student’s contribution to the school and wider community, as detailed on the nomination form.

The Whitbread Roll of Honour and previous winners

Click here for the Whitbread Roll of Honour, which includes all pupils nominated by their school for the Whitbread Prize.

Previous Winners

  • 2019 – Emily Keogh, Our Lady of Sion School
  • 2018 – Sebastian Carvello, Sancton Wood School
  • 2017 – Elliot Butterworth, Derby Grammar School
  • 2016 – Todd Lindley, Claires Court
  • 2015 – Christian Smaditch, The Dixie Grammar School
  • 2014 – Aditi Rangan, Red House School
  • 2013 – Emily Allen, Bowbrook House School and Gabriella Lindley, Claires Court
  • 2012 – Emily Atkins, Sancton Wood School
  • 2011 – Rikhil Raithatha, Swaminaryan School
The Lexden Prize for Sixth Formers

We are delighted to announce the results for the Lexden Prize 2019:

Winner: Megan Wray, Kingsley School, Bideford (SW)

Joint Runners-up:
Tia Nasir, DLD London (LW)
Zhen Rong Yap, Oxford International College (LN)
Zoe Johnson, Akeley Wood School (M)

The Lexden prize celebrates the achievement of sixth formers; achievement and education are considered in the broadest sense, definitely not just academic.  Each ISA Member may nominate their “most remarkable sixth form student”.

The entry process has three parts: a short nomination from the ISA Member, a personal statement by the nominee and a sample piece of assessed written work.

Previous Winners
2019 Megan Wray, Kingsley School, Bideford (SW)
2018 Abhiram Sasitharan, Oxford International College (LN)

The Lexden Roll of Honour and previous winners

Click here for the Lexden Roll of Honour, which includes all pupils nominated by their school for the Lexden Prize.
Previous Winners

  • 2019 – Megan Wray, Kingsley School, Bideford (SW)
  • 2018 – Abhiram Sasitharan, Oxford International College (LN)

If you have any queries about these awards, please contact Karen Goddard

Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions.