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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Independent School of the Year awards (ISOTY), International Student Experience award and Marketing Award for Brand Communication.
The latest announcement of our shortlisting follows our recent success at the ISOTY awards. In 2018, we won the Sporting Achievement award and at last year’s awards, we came away with two awards, Community Outreach and Rising Star (won by OS Henry Ackroyd).
We have been recognised for our approach to integrating our international pupils into life at Sedbergh. 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.
Following the launch of our marketing campaign in September 2019, which saw the release of our brand new school video ‘Spirit of Sedbergh’, we have been shortlisted for Brand Communication along with Sedbergh Prep School. The message from our powerful and emotive film, that has been viewed over 300,000 times, was the result of over 18 months of preparation and research across both Sedbergh Prep School and Sedbergh School. Working with the talented Affixxius Films, we have captured the magic of both schools’ and encapsulated it all using our famous school emblem, the wolf.
Sedbergh School Headmaster, Mr Dan Harrison, has said, “I am absolutely delighted that we have been nominated for these two awards. They are thoroughly deserved and the result of lots of hard work and out-of-the box thinking. We have had success recently at these awards and our fingers are crossed again this year.”