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National Student Voice Awards

Celebrating the impact of student voice

VotesforSchools our National Student Voice Awards celebrate the hard work of schools and students across the country to make sure their voices are heard.

Whether it's in their schools, in their local community or on a national scale, we believe the impact of student voice needs to be celebrated!


Why apply for our National Student Voice Awards?

It's open to all schools and students

We have four catergories to our National Student Voice Awards:

  • Primary Students
  • Secondary Students
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools

And these are open to any school or students under the 18, not just those who are subscribed to VotesforSchools.

It's easy to apply

To apply, all you need to do is fill in our application form telling us how have you used student voice and hat impact has it had.

Applications are open from February to April, so you have plenty of time to apply. Our top ones then go to our panel of independent judges to score each applicant out of 20. The ones with the highest marks will be our winners!

You can win great prizes

Our winning Primary and Secondary students will a receive £50 Amazon voucher while our winning schools will get a free one-year subscription to VotesforSchools. They will also have certificates and profiles on our website to celebrate what they've done to make sure student voices are heard!

Our runners-up will get certificates and a few goodies too!

Your achievements deserve to be celebrated

Students, teachers and schools are doing amazing work to make sure the voices of our next generation are being heard, and we want to celebrate that. If you are a student who is using their voice to make positive change, or are part of a school that really promote students speaking up about what they believe in, then we want to give you the recognition you deserve!

Applications for our National Student Voice Awards 2024 open in February

QWho can apply for the National Student Voice Awards?

There are four categories to our National Student Voice Awards

  • Primary Student
  • Secondary Student
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School

Any school or student or 18 is welcome to apply, whether you're subscribed to VotesforSchools or not!

QCan I nominate myself for a student award?

Absolutely! We encourage students to celebrate their personal achievements. Simply click on the 'student nomination' link and then 'nominate myself'. But don't forget to leave a teacher's contact details so we know how to get in touch!

QWhat do the winners of the National Student Voice Awards receive?

The winning schools will receive a free one-year subscription to VotesforSchools. The winning students will get a £50 Amazon voucher! Winners will be chosen from both Primary and Secondary schools.

QHow will the winners be chosen?

All applications and read with care and the top schools in each catergory are sent to our independent panel of judges. Our judges will give each application a score out of 20 and we work out the winners from there!

Schools are judged on how they encourage student voice and the impact that it's had, while students are judged on how they've used their voice and the impact it's had.

All applications are anonymised before going to the judges.

QHow do I apply?

Our applications will open in February, so keep your eyes peeled for the application forms then!

Want to see our previous year's winners?

Click below to see the amazing achievements of our previous years' winners.