Reed's wins the TES Sports Award 2020! Posted - 10/02/2020Back
We are thrilled to announce that Reed’s School has won the Sports Award at the prestigious TES Independent School Awards 2020. Our sports programme was commended by the judges for its record participation rate, excellent results and outreach activities. The programme nurtures elite athletes and develops a lifelong love of sport among all pupils. “There’s good evidence showing all this, and of improved wellbeing,” said lead judge, Richard Walden, ISA Sports Committee Chair.
This award recognises the wide range of sports on offer at Reed’s and the high participation levels that allow all pupils to take part, regardless of skill level, giving them the opportunity to represent the school in competitions; considered fundamental to our sporting ethos.
Our sports academies: tennis, ski-racing and golf provide a personalised programme for athletes incorporating training and education. The high performance programme was the first of its kind in a school for young athletes in the UK – and has been “widely copied”, Walden noted.
The superb sports facilities at Reed’s are provided at no or very little charge to many community groups, and our sports outreach programme reaches more than 40 schools from financially disadvantaged areas.
Director of Sport, Ben Edwards, announced: “I am beyond proud and honoured to receive this award! It is fully testament to the hard work of our pupils, staff and coaches as well as the ongoing support of the parental body, without whom none of this would be possible.”
Headmaster, Mark Hoskins, added, “This fantastic award recognises the commitment of our phenomenal staff who always go beyond the required remit to ensure our pupils have a wide variety of sports to participate in - from our major sports of hockey, rugby and cricket to our academy sports of tennis, ski racing and golf to additional sports such as badminton and swimming. We are delighted to support our local community as well as provide an outreach programme which extends to the East End of London where the School was founded in 1813 as the London Orphan School by Rev. Andrew Reed. I was delighted that these aspects were fully recognised in the giving of the award.”