High accolade for Cranleigh school

Dara O Briain with staff at St Joseph's
Dara O Briain with staff at St Joseph's

St Joseph’s Specialist School and College in Cranleigh has won this year’s Times Educational Supplement school award for Sports and Healthy Eating.

This highly prestigious award was presented in front of an audience of more than 700 at the ceremony held at Park Plaza, London on Friday July 5.

St Joseph’s can add this achievement to their other accolades, including a long-standing healthy eating remit, which has earned them flagship status and a Gold Award from the Food for Life Partnership.

Judges at the awards ceremony said: “What this school has achieved in one year has been outstanding.

“It has demonstrated an innovative and ambitious approach to sport provision and healthy eating, set against clear goals for the school.”

The school emerged victorious in the Sport and Healthy Eating category, despite large competition ranging from rival schools in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Gerard Kelly, TES editor, said: “The competition this year was incredibly tough, with 17 winners that really showcase the diverse and incredible work being done in schools across the country.

“From inspiring teachers and innovative departments to whole-school success stories, these awards once again show UK education has much to celebrate.”

The TES boasts a 100-year heritage at the centre of teaching and education community. Today, with over 2.6 million members spread across 274 countries and territories, it is the world’s largest online network of teachers.

Their yearly awards ceremony is designed to showcase excellence in every element of school life.