The Nottingham Post Student of the Year will be selected by the judging panel from all of the nominations received. No nominations are required for this prestigious award.

beating the odds - sponsored by the university of nottingham

For young people who have overcome significant obstacles.

head teacher of the year - SPONSORED BY SCHOOLWEAR SOLUTIONS 

This award recognises head teachers that provide inspirational leadership, who motivate and involve staff, children and young people across the establishment, bringing learning to life and inspiring all to fulfil their potential.

support staff of the year

This category recognises those within the educational setting that support students, young people, staff and the life of the school or wider community.

inspirational teacher of the year - SPONSORED BY BROWNE JACOBSON

This award recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all students and young people to fulfil their potential.

newly qualified teacher of the year

This award will celebrate and recognise the outstanding work of newly qualified teachers, that have been teaching for two years or less.

Lifetime achievement award - SPONSORED BY t&s HEATING

This winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel.

Sporting Achievement

This category looks to recognise achievement in sport but also leadership, courage, determination and an ability to match effort in sport with effort in the classroom.


The judges are looking for students who have achieved academically, through sport, community work or campaigns in further education.

science and engineering

To recognise achievements of students working on projects or assignments including coursework in a science or engineering related subject.

creative award

In this category judges are looking for achievements in a wide range of creative disciplines. They are looking for a high level of achievement and an ability to produce a high end quality product.