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It has recently been announced that Sedbergh School has been named as a finalist at this year’s Independent School of the Year (ISOTY) Awards in the International Student Experience category.
Sedbergh School has enjoyed recent success at the ISOTY awards, winning the Sporting Achievement award in 2018 and a year later, coming away with two awards; Community Outreach and Rising Star (won by Henry Ackroyd OS).
Being named as a finalist, we have been recognised for our work on engaging our international pupils and helping them to integrate into school life. A lot of this work begins before pupils arrive at Sedbergh, ensuring their safe arrival to the airport and offering transfer support from all major UK airports to Sedbergh. Due to the UK Covid-19 travel and quarantine rules, we set up a designated boarding house to welcome in all of our international pupils who completed their mandatory quarantine period. This house was fully staffed and overseen by Mrs Duckham, head of MFL at Sedbergh School.
All international pupils receive a welcome pack which contains vocabulary lists, practice papers and subject notes to help them prepare. Families also receive regular updates from Houseparents so they feel part of the family. All new pupils go through an induction programme where they are fully immersed into the Sedbergh environment with team building exercises and excursions.
Click HERE to view the full list of finalists.