We are delighted to announce that Norwich School has been shortlisted for the Whole-School Community Initiative award at the TES Independent School Awards.
The school places great importance on the role its staff and pupils play within the local community. Last year we worked with 120 local schools, volunteered with 45 organisations, and raised £14,705 for charity. During the first coronavirus lockdown over 8,800 protective visors were prototyped and produced by the Art and Design Department and delivered to over 90 locations and 8,000 meals were donated and delivered to vulnerable people through the NR5 Community Hub.
The school has been privileged to grow strong links with particular organisations in our community, notably a link with social enterprise Friend in Deed has resulted in some vital work done during the pandemic when loneliness amongst those in care homes was at a particular high.
Mrs Hill, Assistant Head (Admissions, Marketing and Partnerships) said:
'We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Whole-school Community Award in what has been a challenging year for everyone. Norwich School is committed to having a positive impact in our community and we're excited to have been recognised for just some of the ways we seek to make a difference."
Tes editor Jon Severs said: “After a difficult year for all schools, it is an honour to celebrate the Tes Independent School awards, not only to celebrate excellent practice but to ensure that practice is shared far and wide.
We received an unparalleled number of entries this year, which is testament to the great work all have done during the pandemic. The schools that have been shortlisted should be proud - it's a remarkable achievement"
The awards recognise the most outstanding institutions in the independent sector. Tes Independent School Awards winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Friday 30 April 2021.