King’s Ely, an independent school which dates back to before the Norman Conquest, scooped the ICT Facility Award at the Education Business Awards 2015 in London.
Judges praised the school and said: “King’s Ely is quickly gaining a reputation as a trailblazer when it comes to the use of ICT.
“Despite its mediaeval buildings, the school is making advancements in ICT provision including four computer rooms, Bring-Your-Own-Device initiatives and taking part in a Europe-wide Erasmus project to build digital resources.’
King’s Ely principal, Sue Freestone, said the award was recognition of the school gaining a reputation as one of the leading exponents of using modern technology: “We have invested a great deal in our ICT facility over the past three years. The team at King’s Ely has done a fine job of planning and developing it imaginatively to produce an environment that enables our students to make the most of 21st century technology as a learning tool.
“We were already happy to be able to say we had ‘state-of-the-art’ ICT facilities – it’s even better to be able to add ‘award-winning’ to the description!”
The annual Education Business Awards, now in their tenth year, recognise successful investment in education across all sectors of primary and secondary education.