08 Sept 2023
Tatler recognises Walhampton's eco initiatives
We are pleased to be listed once again as one of the top independent schools in the 20th edition of the Tatler Schools Guide. Each year Tatler shortlists 300 schools and their researchers travel to each one across the UK to conduct interviews and sift through more than 2500 questionnaires before they make their final selection.
Tatler captures our school spirit perfectly and describes Walhampton as ‘committed to giving its pupils a joyful childhood’. The Guide focuses on our children’s connection to the outdoors with canoeing on our lakes, den building in the woods and horse riding from our own stables. They also highlight our 75th anniversary Arts Festival celebrations and much loved Walhampton boarding tradition of playing Glade-iators!
This year we have also made the coveted Tatler Schools Awards shortlist in the ‘Eco Warrior’ category for ‘the school that has gone green and champions environmentally-friendly initiatives’. The next stage of the process involves a panel of education experts judging our eco credentials and the winners will be announced later this month.
This nomination comes on the back of Walhampton being a finalist in this year’s Muddy Awards for the ‘Happiest boarding school’ and being shortlisted for ‘Independent Boarding School of the Year,’ as well as recently being recognised for ‘Innovation in Nutrition’ with our Food for Life Project in the national Talk Education awards.
Head, Jonny Timms, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been shortlisted for this prestigious award, alongside some of the best schools in the country. It’s great to receive this external validation for the eco initiatives that my colleagues and our pupils have worked hard to develop over the past decade. It’s fitting that this comes as we mark 10 years of our kitchen garden and in Walhampton’s 75th anniversary year. While we enjoy celebrating our history we are very much focused on the future and have our eyes firmly set on how our whole community can meet our 2030 carbon zero ambition.”