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Norwich School Shortlisted for the  Early Years Foundation Stage Setting of the Year at the 2022 Tes Schools Awards

13 May 2022

We are delighted to announce that Norwich School has been shortlisted for the Tes Schools Awards 2022.

The awards celebrate the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer and it has been revealed that Norwich School has been shortlisted for the  Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Setting of the Year award.

For the first time, the 2022 Tes Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent early years settings, including both primary schools and secondary schools and Norwich School is the only school in Norfolk and Suffolk to be shortlisted.

Brad Rafftree, our Head of EYFS and Reception class teacher, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to reach the finals of these prestigious awards. Community is at the heart of our School and we are particularly proud to be recognised for our specialist approach to developing the Prime Areas of learning. We are committed to developing new and exciting ways of inspiring children, instilling a love of life-long learning and creating innovative ways of delivering a rich curriculum focused on necessity, sensibility, and opportunity.”

The panel of expert awards judges include school leaders, inspectors and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.

Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said:

“This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the Tes Schools Awards. Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do. After two years of virtual awards ceremonies, we are looking forward to celebrating our education heroes in person once again.”

The Tes Schools Awards Winners will be announced on Friday 17th June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.