Caldicott are named Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement

09 October 2019


Independent School of the Year Award for Sporting Acheivement

Boys and staff at Caldicott are celebrating after being praised by judges for the outstanding sporting provision they provide to boys across all year groups. The school beat stiff competition from a variety of different independent schools to be named winners of the Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement.

This category was keenly contested, and the judges thought Caldicott not only showed a commitment to sporting excellence, but also showed many examples of activities that promoted multiple levels of participation in a wide range of sports. Dr Helen Wright, former President of the Girls’ School Association and Vice-Chair of the Independent Schools Council said that Caldicott was awarded for “their involvement of all pupils at all levels in sport throughout the year.” An accolade the school is incredibly proud of and a testament to staff who put in a great deal of hard work to provide opportunities for all boys at school.

Headmaster, Jeremy Banks said, “We are delighted to have our sporting achievement recognised by Independent School Parent magazine. To be judged ‘Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement’ we have had the chance to show how successfully Caldicott staff develop top talent whilst maintaining a commitment to a ‘sport for all’ philosophy, academics and a vibrant Arts programme. With sports tours to the world’s best venues, winning performances in national competitions alongside our own in-house sports events such as the Caldicott Premier League for cricket - with our use of coloured kit, music and plenty of fireworks - we feel every boy can enjoy sport as part of a healthy lifestyle, whatever the level. Working alongside those sports coaches we also recognise the immense contribution of our talented Grounds team who prepare perfect pitches and Medical team who provide such a professional and caring service.”

This competition is run by Independent School Parent magazine and is open to all independent schools from across the country with the awards ceremony held in London on Monday 7 October.

The awards ask to see evidence of success stories that feature both individuals and innovative practice. Each school was then judged on this evidence by a panel that was made up of heads, governors, parents and representatives of membership associations from across the sector.

The school was also delighted to be shortlisted in the Performing Arts category. An area of the school which has been growing steadily over the last few years. Boys have taken part in numerous productions, concerts, learning musical instruments and the ever-growing LAMDA exams.

To learn more about our sporting provision, please take a look at the Caldicott Sports web page.


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