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Edinburgh school nominated for 'Best Public School' in prestigious UK awards

Edinburgh Live logo Edinburgh Live 26/08/2022 Alexander Smail
It was the only Edinburgh school nominated in the awards © SolStock / Getty Images It was the only Edinburgh school nominated in the awards

An Edinburgh school has been nominated for the "much anticipated" Tatler Schools Awards 2023.

The awards, held by UK magazine Tatler, choose which schools across the nation "come out on top". The magazine is known for its yearly Tatler Schools Guide.

A "variety of sources" including public votes determine the shortlist, as well as "visits, interviews and questionnaires".

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There are a range of categories included in the awards, such as Best Prep School, Best Public School, Lifetime Achievement, Unsung Hero, and Eco Warrior.

Independent Edinburgh school Fettes College is among the shortlist for Best Public School, alongside fellow nominees Radley, Sherborne, Blundell's, and Stowe. It is the only Scottish school in the line-up.

In a statement on their website, Tatler said: "For the past 19 years, the Tatler Schools Guide has been the definitive, impartial directory of the leading independent schools in the UK. Hundreds of visits, interviews and questionnaires later, the guide is curated establishing 249 of the finest schools in the nation – but the question is who from this already elite bunch comes out on top?

"Only the Tatler Schools Awards can decide, with nominations from a variety of sources, including public votes - with just under 3,000 of you taking part this year. From this the winners are handpicked from a carefully created shortlist, overseen by our expert panel."

Read on for the full list of nominations for the Tatler Schools Awards 2023.

Best Prep School


Perrott Hill

Abberley Hall


Mowden Hall

Best Head of a Prep School

Fr Simon Everson, Farleigh

John Floyd, Bruern Abbey

Gavin Taylor, Lockers Park

Tom Dawson, Sunningdale

Nina Kingsmill Moore, Glendower

Best Public School






Best Head of a Public School

Richard Cairns, Brighton College

Emma McKendrick, Downe House

Nicola Huggett, Cheltenham College

Naheed Bardai, UWC

Samantha Price, Benenden

Lifetime Achievement

Phillip Evitt, Highfield & Brookham

Viv Farnell, Beeston

Andrew Halls, King's College Wimbledon

James Christie, Twyford School

Robert Lankester, Maidwell Hall

Unsung Hero

Pietro Venesiani, Queen’s College London. Senior Caretaker

Aicha Halli, Bedales. Catering Staff

Tony Plowman 'PC', Cothill House. Woodwork

Kenny Pope, Cargilfield. Groundsman

Alison Bridge, Ludgrove. Matron

Eco Warrior

Notting Hill Prep

Putney High

Eastbourne College


Belhaven Hill


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