School Awards

The Association has been in existence for over 140 years and has a proud history of offering a number of prestigious national awards, which have evolved over time.

As well as the arts and sports competitions and events for pupils, our current awards offerings are:

The ISA Awards

These were introduced in 2013, having replaced a single national Award for Excellence. The ISA Awards recognise the breadth of quality and provision in independent education across the country, and offers ISA members the chance to celebrate and promote their achievements, both to parents and the wider community. Awards are offered in a wide range of categories each year, and the winners are announced at a glittering ceremony held at the Autumn Study Conference.

The Whitbread and Lexden Awards

These are annual awards for individual pupils who have excelled in external academic exams, alongside broader commitment to extra-curricular activities or service to the community.