A place for learning that has shown major improvements in the last year, including raising achievement as well as strong leadership and ideas.

For educational settings that have achieved significant improvements over the last year, evidenced by improved outcomes for the setting and/or the children and young people they work with and their families.

This award is open to any educational setting (not individuals) including Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers, any type of school, colleges, higher education and other learning providers.


Judging for this category will be based on the following:

  • Impact – evidence of improved outcomes (attainment, progress, Ofsted rating)
  • Evidence of leadership and vision
  • Evidence of engagement with families
  • For good and outstanding settings: significant support of other settings (provide concrete evidence of impact)

Please ensure that your nomination reflects the criteria above.

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