For the second year in a row, St Edward's Cheltenham has been awarded the title of 'Outstanding Progress' which is presented to a UK Independent school that has made outstanding progress in the management of its facilities, finances and human resources and can demonstrate an increase in the educational performance of the school.
Having taken place on Wednesday 14 June 2023, the Education Business Awards bring together the best schools in the UK with the best businesses that work in education, celebrating outstanding contributions to the world of education. They are different to other awards as schools and individuals do not nominate themselves but are selected by the judging panel having observed the work of the school and individual over the last year.
Matthew Burke, headmaster of St Edward’s, said: 'These are exciting times for our St Edward’s community as we move from strength to strength in so many aspects of life within the school. Nominations such as these are further demonstrations of our desire to provide the best for each of our students, whatever their talents may be.
'Life at St Edward’s is about so much more than the outstanding academic results our students achieve and this is additional evidence of our desire to ensure every student becomes the best that they can be.'
On top of improved academic outcomes under Matthew Burke's leadership, the new ownership of Alpha Schools introduced last year has provided many positive benefits for the school. Going forward, Alpha Schools plans to invest £3m to further improve the facilities and provide additional funds to support new scholarships.
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