School Awards

School awards

Through our School Awards, we offer awards of up to £500 for young people aged 16-18 years in London state schools to plan, cost and carry out challenging non-academic projects of their own design, either in groups or as individuals. We support successful applicants through physical, creative or innovative leadership projects, giving them a chance to stretch themselves outside their own personal comfort zone, developing team and leadership skills, building character and developing skills for later life.


How it works

We partner with schools, giving award(s) worth up to £500 to the strongest applications per school. Our funding covers the expenses of the challenge we select. A school may be given more than one award.

Generally the process involves us visiting the school and presenting at assembly to 16-18 year olds, inviting applications from them. We then return for a short session to help applicants frame their ideas and answer any questions. Finally, the applications are judged on an agreed date. The award is carried out within an agreed time frame, and certificates are presented on completion. Often the Award winners will give a presentation to the school about their experience.

How to apply

Applications for school awards are made through our partner schools. A full list of our partner school is available below. If you would like your school to be involved please contact us.

For those in the process of applying for a school award, please use our guidelines when applying.

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Our partner schools 2017

The following partner schools were involved in our school award initiative. However, we are in the process of expanding our school award scheme even further for 2017. If you would like your school to participate please contact

  • Alexandra Park School, Haringey
  • Archbishop Tenison’s School, Lambeth
  • Ark Putney Academy, Wandsworth
  • Bacon’s College, Southwark
  • Bexley Grammar School, Kent
  • Bexleyheath Academy, Bexley
  • Bishop Douglass School, Barnet
  • Bishop Justus C of E school, Bromley
  • Burntwood School, Wandsworth
  • Central Foundation Boys School, Islington
  • Charter School, Southwark
  • Charterhouse, Surrey
  • Chelsea Academy, Kensington and Chelsea
  • Chestnut Grove Academy, Wandsworth
  • Chobham Academy, Newnham
  • City Academy, Hackney
  • City of London Academy, Southwark
  • Darrick Wood School, Bromley
  • Douay Martyrs Catholic School, Hillingdon
  • Drayton Manor High School, Ealing
  • Dulwich College, Southwark
  • The Dunraven School, Lambeth
  • The Elmgreen School, Lambeth
  • Eltham Hill School, Greenwich
  • Eastbury Comprehensive School, Barking and Dagenham
  • Ernest Bevin College, Wandsworth
  • George Green’s School, Tower Hamlets
  • Glenthorne High School, Sutton
  • Greenshaw High School Sutton
  • Hammersmith Academy, Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harlington School, Hillingdon
  • Harris Academy, Greenwich
  • Harris Girls’ Academy, Southwark
  • Harris Academy Battersea, Wandsworth
  • Harris Academy ,Modern
  • Hasmonean High School (Girls), Barnet
  • Hatcham College, Lewisham
  • Haydon School, Hillingdon
  • Highgate Wood School, Lewisham
  • Ilford County High School, Redbridge
  • Jewish Free School, Brent
  • The John Roan, Greenwich
  • Jo Richardson Community School, Barking and Dagenham
  • Kemnal Technology College, Bromley
  • King Solomon Academy, Westminster
  • Langley Park School for Girls, Bromley
  • Lambeth Academy, Lambeth
  • Logic Studio School, Hounslow
  • London Academy of Excellence, Hackney
  • London Nautical School, Lambeth
  • Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets
  • Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney
  • Nonsuch High School, Epsom and Ewell
  • Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls, Thornton Heath
  • The Norwood School, Lambeth
  • Pimlico Academy, Westminster
  • Plumstead Manor School, Greenwich
  • Ravensbourne School, Bromley
  • Raynes Park High School, Merton
  • Richard Challoner School, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, Southwark
  • Skinners Academy, Hackney
  • St Cecilias,Wandsworth
  • St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls, Lambeth
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington
  • St Paul’s Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets
  • St Philomena’ School, Carshalton
  • St Saviours and St Olaves, Southwark
  • St Thomas the Apostle College, Southwark
  • Southfields Academy, Wandsworth
  • South Thames College, Wandsworth
  • Stationers Crown Woods Academy
  • Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich
  • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School, Croydon
  • Westminster Academy, Westminster