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16 July 2012: Capita SIMS Independent has announced that it has signed a two-year deal as headline sponsors of the prestigious Independent School Awards.

Now in their third year, these are the only awards solely dedicated to the independent education sector. The awards recognise excellence in the strategic and financial management of fee-paying schools delivering British education across the UK and abroad. Entries for 2012 have more than doubled since their launch in 2010.

Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, said: “British fee-paying schools are considered among the best in the world and the Independent School Awards provide a wonderful opportunity for them to celebrate their achievements.

“The level of commitment in our schools to delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning should be championed and we are delighted to be a part of what has become such an important fixture on the independent education sector’s calendar. I wish all this year’s entrants the very best of luck.”

Entries to this year’s awards will be judged in 12 categories and a list of finalists will be revealed in September 2012. The winners will be announced at a black tie event to be held on 14 November 2012 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

Andrew Maiden, editor of Funding for Independent Schools magazine and organiser of the Independent School Awards, said: “The quality of British education being delivered in our schools is the envy of the world and the awards are designed to help raise the profile of some of our best institutions. Capita SIMS Independent is committed to developing the technology and services independent schools need to run efficient and effective businesses and we are thrilled that they have come on board to support the event.”

Twitter cue: #CapitaSIMS backs Independent School Awards 2012 to wave the flag for British educational excellence

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Issue date: 16 July 2012

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