Banstead Prep School is celebrating after two of its pupils received special honours at United Learning’s national ‘Best in Everyone’ Primary School Awards.  William Lumbard was named Sports Pupil of the Year and Isabella Hurley won the Overall Pupil of the Year Award.

In winning these awards, William and Isabella saw off strong competition from a field of exceptional candidates from across United Learning’s national group of primary schools, totalling 11,448 pupils.  They were presented with their awards at a special ceremony held at the House of Lords on Friday 15th June.

William was nominated for the award for excelling across a wide range of sports including hockey, football, rugby, cricket and swimming.  His recent achievements include playing for the winning Reigate and Banstead Hockey Team at the Surrey Youth Games and playing for the A team at Banstead Cricket Club.  William has also been selected to play for the South East of England Prep School Football Team and will travel to Sweden this summer to compete in the Gothia World Cup.

Isabella was nominated by her teachers for her positive attitude to all aspects of school life, her supportive attitudes towards others, her willingness to take on responsibility and her desire to excel.  As well as participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities including playing team sports and singing in the choir, Isabella makes an important contribution to school life as an outstanding House Leader.

Congratulating William and Isabella, Vicky Ellis, Head Teacher of Banstead Prep School, said:

“We are incredibly proud of William and Isabella on their achievements.  As a brand new school – open for less than a year – we are thrilled that two of these coveted awards have been given to our pupils.

“William has an enthusiastic attitude to all his activities and contributes significantly to the sporting programme at Banstead Prep.  Isabella is a fantastic role model for the entire school community.  She is conscientious about her work, makes a significant contribution to our school and exudes an infectious enthusiasm that permeates all aspects of school life.”

William Lumbard said:

“The day was great, and it was nice to be able to share it with my parents.”

Isabella Hurley said:

“It was a really enjoyable day, especially the bus tour.  I saw lots of London that I’d never seen before.”

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