IDPE 2023 Schools' Engagement Campaign of the Year shortlist

Congratulations to our shortlisted schools who have demonstrated best practice and impact within the field of community engagement. Read more about their campaigns below to help you decide who to vote for as your winner. Voting for all award categories will open on Monday 13 November, with the winners being announced on Friday 17 November.

Development within the school has been established for five years or less

Barnard Castle School

The Barnardian Society and new development office

The Barnardian Community is strong so to give them a place where all former OBs, staff, parents and former parents could come together to continue being at the heart of community wherever they are in the world.

Brighton Girls GDST

The Hive Society

The vision was to shift the relationship with parents from transactional and alumnae from ad-hoc and create a thriving community connecting and inspiring pupils, alumnae, parents and friends of the school to be involved and invested in the school and its future.

Warminster School

50 Years of Co-Education Celebrations and Archive Renovations

Our objective was to engage new alumni, expand our 1000-strong database, and bridge the gap with St. Monica's Old Girls, achieved during our 50th-anniversary celebration through history preservation and inspiring events.

Development within the school has been established for six years or more

Lord Wandsworth College

The Beckwith

Our inaugural 'Beckwith', named after our first ever pupil, enabled 1,000 members of the LWC Community to walk or run across our beautiful 1200-acre estate to kick-start our Centenary year.

Tonbridge School

Tonbridge Giving Day 2023

Create an annual flagship fundraising event which brings together our entire school and partnership community to enable our long-term ambition to double the number of bursary places to 100 by 2028.

Withington Girls' School

The first WGS Iftar

We seized an opportunity to work with a specific part of our school community to increase and celebrate inclusivity, and to raise awareness of, and increase support for, bursary provision at WGS.

Voting for the IDPE 2023 Development Awards has now closed. The winners will be announced on Friday 17 November at 15:30.

View the shortlists for our other awards

Schools' Fundraising Campaign of the Year

Recognising a school that has demonstrated creativity or innovation within a fundraising campaign

Schools' Award for Ambition and Progress

Celebrating those who have made a step change towards delivering on their vision and ambition for development in their school