Does it cost money to enter the awards?
No. Tes invests into these awards to support schools and teachers, so all entries to the awards are free. If you wish to attend the gala dinner, where winners are announced, there is a ticket cost.

Does Tes make money from the awards?
No. Unlike most industry awards, Tes does not run these awards to make profit. In fact, Tes budgets to run them at a significant loss, as an investment into raising the profile of the many fantastic efforts of school and teachers across the industry. The awards are sometimes supported by sponsors, which help reduce the cost of running these awards, but they are still not run to make a profit.

Do you have to be a customer of Tes to enter?
No. there is no connection between Tes’ many services provided to schools and a school’s ability to enter these awards. The Awards have had many entrants, finalists and winners that are not Tes customers.

Who decides who wins?
The Awards have a panel of industry experts who are highly respected in their fields. These judges are volunteers, are not paid, and receive no incentives. The objectivity, professionalism, and high standards of the Tes School Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.