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Student Voice Awards

The Student Voice awards promote student voice by recognising and celebrating high quality and inspiring practice.


We want schools to

  • Give students genuine and meaningful opportunities to have a voice and influence decisions which affect them.
  • Put student voice at the heart of learning and school life.
  • Maintain a high standard of inclusive student voice.

We want young people to

  • Be informed: actively involved in their community and interested in the wider world.
  • Be curious: questioning and exploring issues through discussion.
  • Be heard: use their voice to articulate their views and be proactive in initiating positive change.

Our Award Categories

There are four categories to enter:

  • Student voice primary school student award
  • Student voice primary school of the year award
  • Student voice secondary school student award
  • Student voice secondary school of the year award
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2021 Application information and timeline

  • Nominations can be made by students and/or teachers that subscribe to VotesforSchools.
  • There is no application fee.
  • In each category three finalists will be selected by an independent panel of expert judges.
  • All 12 finalists will receive a certificate and feature on the Student Voice Awards website page.
  • Four winners receive a prize, presented at school.
  • The Awards are annual from the date of issue.

Please email for an application form.

Click here for nomination forms

Winners 2020

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 winners:

  • Schools: Portway Primary School and Outwood Grange Academy
  • Students: from Mildmay Junior School and Epsom College

Since we launched these Awards in January 2020 the need to hear young people’s voices has become even more important and relevant. Thank you to all the schools who took time to submit an application. We look forward to receiving submissions in 2021.

Runners up 2020

Many congratulations to all the Runners up:

  • Primary Schools: Beam County Primary School and Mildmay Junior School
  • Primary Students: Portway Primary School and St Mary’s Fields Primary School
  • Secondary Schools: Greenfield Community College, Epsom College and Headstart Academy
  • Secondary Students: Epsom College, Horizon Community College, Firth Park Academy and Wath Academy