TASIS The American School in England is immensely proud to announce it was honoured as the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Boarding School of the Year 2023 at the ISA Awards ceremony on November 6.
The ISA Awards celebrate excellence in independent education across the UK and TASIS England stood out among an impressive shortlist of finalists, including Cardiff Sixth Form College and Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate. Recognizing the outstanding boarding experience provided by the school, ISA CEO Rudolf Elliott Lockhart said, “ISA introduced this award to celebrate how schools across our membership shape their boarding provision with the wellbeing of young people and delivering exceptional experiences at its core.
TASIS England’s launch of their THRIVE programme welcomes pupil voice, proactively identifying issues for young people and enables them to take ownership of their own wellbeing. THRIVE is personalised too, so bespoke support is provided to meet all students’ needs. It is an honour to recognise TASIS England as our Boarding School of the Year.”
This significant accolade is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our 70 dedicated boarding staff, whose exceptional work creates a nurturing and engaging environment. Their efforts, coupled with assistance from staff throughout the school, the invaluable support of our parents, and the enthusiastic involvement of our students, have cultivated a thriving community that embodies the spirit of excellence TASIS England is known for.
Matt Kiely, Director of Boarding, acknowledged the work of the residential team, “The trophy is lovely, but the real prize is in being part of an exceptional community of colleagues and students. I extend unconditional thanks to the wider boarding team for all that they do to support our boarding students.”
At TASIS England, we understand that each student's well-being is paramount. Our boarding facilities are not just buildings; they provide a home away from home, where students from across the globe come together to create a vibrant, international family. We ensure that every student has a safe space in which to forge life-long friendships, enjoy their time studying in the UK, and prepare for a successful future.
The success of our Thrive mentoring program underpins TASIS England’s dedication to fostering student growth, both academically and personally, and guiding them to realize their full potential. We believe that mentorship is a key component of a holistic educational experience, and this award further reinforces our commitment to nurturing every aspect of our students’ development.
The ISA Award recognizes TASIS England for its comprehensive approach to student support and safeguarding, ensuring that each student receives the highest level of care and attention. The school’s commitment to providing a breadth of weekend activities allows students to explore their interests, learn new skills, and form meaningful connections within the school and the broader community.
We are deeply honoured by this recognition and remain committed to advancing our boarding program to new heights. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to welcoming new families who wish to experience the exceptional boarding life that TASIS England has to offer.