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).

Nominations open from the summer GCSE results date.  The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2019. Full details and entry form can be downloaded here.

ISA Members can nominate up to three pupils from their school.

The entry criteria for nomination for the prize is based on excellence achieved in academic results, achieved in a single sitting. Nominees should be from the highest achieving pupils in their year group. For schools offering GCSEs, it is suggested that nominees include pupils scoring mostly 9s and 8s. For those taking other academic curricula, the scale of grading should be made clear.

The Whitbread Roll of Honour and previous winners

The Whitbread Roll of Honour includes all pupils nominated by their school for the Whitbread Prize.

Previous Winners

  • 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
2018 Abhiram Sasitharan, Oxford International College (LN)

The Lexden Roll of Honour and previous winners

The Lexden Roll of Honour 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.