The exact categories for the SchoolsCompared.com Top School Awards 2020 will be announced prior to the nominations stage opening – watch this space.
Currently, we expect the following to be the final categories.
There are six groups of Awards, covering every aspect of education in the UAE.
GROUP 1 – Types of School
These Awards celebrate the individual achievements of schools at each phase of a child’s learning as well as the best new school to have opened in the UAE during the last five years.
- Best Nursery School in the UAE 2020
- Best Primary School in the UAE 2020
- Best Sixth Form or Post-16 Education in the UAE 2020
- Best New School 2015 – 2020
GROUP 2 – School Curricular
These Awards celebrate school achievement in the top four school curricular in which more than 90 percent of children within private schools in the UAE are educated.
- Best British Curriculum School in the UAE 2020
- Best American Curriculum School in the UAE 2020
- Best Indian Curriculum School in the UAE 2020
- Best International Baccalaureate Curriculum School in the UAE 2020 (Blended or Pure)
GROUP 3 – Achievement in Subjects and Learning
These Awards celebrate school and child achievement in whole child areas of education as well as academic disciplines and technical education directly related to business and industry.
- Best School for Sport 2020
- Best School for Theatre and the Performing Arts 2020
- Best School for Art 2020
- Best School for Mathematics and Science 2020
- Best School for Information Technology 2020
- Best School for Technical Education (BTEC/IB CP) 2020
GROUP 4 – Impact Awards
These three awards give schools the opportunity to celebrate, through real world examples and case studies, how and where they have made a substantial difference to the lives of their students beyond expectation, and often beyond curriculum and orthodox teaching pedagogies.
- Award for Outstanding Innovation in Education 2020
- Award for Outstanding Use of Technology 2020
- Award for Outstanding Child Progress 2020
GROUP 5 – Teaching and Leadership
Our penultimate award category celebrates individually teachers and school leadership and the powerful role they each play in the life of children every year.
- Primary School Teacher of the Year 2020
- Secondary School Teacher of the Year 2020
- School Principal of the Year 2020
GROUP 6 – Special Awards
The final group of Awards represent instances of Outstanding Achievement both during a single year and throughout a decade or more of transformational impact on education in the UAE.
- The SchoolsCompared.com Award for Best School in the UAE 2020
- The SchoolsCompared.com Lifetime Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in the UAE