St Ives School in Haslemere has won the Small Independent School of the Year Award.

Judges praised the school’s ‘engaging entry, which highlighted the energy and buzz of St Ives’.

St Ives – which won the same award in 2019, was a finalist in 2020 and was shortlisted in 2021 – received the award at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2022.

Graham Harvey-Browne, chairman of the board of governors at St Ives, said: “To have been named Small Independent School of the Year once was a huge achievement. To have been named twice in the space of four years is phenomenal. Well done Kay and the rest of the team – your dedication and hard work is obvious.”

Kay Goldsworthy, headteacher at St Ives, said: “We are thrilled to have received this award once again and are delighted with the glowing feedback we received from the judges.

“This accolade reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff and the children, and our commitment to ensuring we provide pupils with the very best educational experience there is to offer.

“Having won it for the first time in 2019, we didn’t dare believe we would win it again, but to have done so is absolute testament to the strength of our pastoral care and our academic excellence.”