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Sheffield Girls' Infant and Junior School named Independent Prep School of the Year

We’re in a celebratory mood this morning as we reflect on our Infant and Junior School being named the top Independent Prep School in the country at a glittering ceremony in London.

The Independent Schools of the Year Awards, hosted by Independent School Parent Magazine, aim to recognise excellence and outstanding achievement in all areas of education, and through their 23 award categories they seek to shine a light on new initiatives and those schools who are delivering unique and invaluable programmes and partnerships to benefit their pupils and wider communities. 

At Sheffield Girls’ Infant and Juniors we have been recognised for our exemplary character education, which is interwoven into the delivery of our unique Fusion Curriculum, which aims to develop and strengthen six core competencies: Creativity, Independence, Morals & Ethics, Confidence, Appreciation and Curious Cognition. With our younger pupils also working towards their School Values Awards, which focus on positivity, courage and kindness, the result at the end of Year 6 is a group of enthusiastic and resilient ‘Girls of Steel’, ready to move on to their secondary education and take their place in an ever changing world. 

Reflecting on his School’s incredible achievement, Head Christepher Hald said: “Our Girls of Steel character education programme provides opportunities for creativity, risk-taking, teamwork, leadership, competition and social entrepreneurship - everything that will be required of the leaders of tomorrow!  Every pupil is valued and allowed to develop as an individual; their Sheffield Girls’ experience is much more than just going to school – rather, it is the journey to self. I’m delighted to see their efforts, and those of our wonderful staff, recognised in this way. ”

Parents in Year 6 also agree: “Sheffield Girls’ is in a league of its own, and this is down to the level of education which is delivered by brilliant teachers who always go the extra mile.”

The awards were hosted by Dr Helen Wright, Chair of the independent panel of judges who selected the winners from more than 700 nominations and guests and leading figures from across the sector enjoyed the celebrations of this the fifth year of the awards.


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