Beaumont Leys school joins list of winners in Excellence in BSF Awards 2009

A school designed by architect Aedas and built by Miller Construction won the top prize at Partnerships’ for Schools annual awards last night.

Beaumont Leys school was a new school built as part of the national Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme and opened six weeks ahead of schedule.

Tim Byles, chief executive of Partnerships for Schools and chair of the Excellence in BSF Awards judging panel, said: “Beaumont Leys opened six weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to the strong relationship developed over many months between the school leadership team, the local authority and the private sector partner, but the real difference - which I am delighted to have seen for myself - is in the attitude, self-esteem and motivation of the pupils after moving into their new school in April.

The winning projects for the Excellence in BSF Awards 2009 are:

Best Change Programme

Winner: London Borough of Southwark
Highly Commended: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Innovation in Student Engagement

School winner: City Academy, Hackney
Local authority winner: Somerset County Council
Highly Commended: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Innovation in PE & Sport

Winner: London Borough of Lambeth

Education For All Award

Winner: Lancashire County Council for Pendle Vale College and Pendle High School
Highly Commended: London Borough of Lambeth

Adviser of the Year

Winner: Bryanston Square

Most Versatile Learning Environment

Winner: Joseph Rowntree School, York

Most Inspirational Use of Outdoor Space

Highly Commended: Milton Keynes Academy, Milton Keynes - BDP

Most Effective ICT Partnering

Winner: Sheffield/Civica
Highly Commended: Leeds/RM

Community Hub Award

Winner: Catalyst Lend Lease, Burnley Campus, Lancashire

Buildings Beyond Schools Award

Winner: Inspiredpaces STaG LEP for Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, South Tyneside and Gateshead

Innovation in Sustainability

Winner: Hope Academy, Newton Le Willows - St Helens

Design Adviser of the Year – the Jonathan Ibikunle award

Winner: Catherine Brownell, Southwark BSF

Best BSF Academy

Winner: Sunderland 360
Highly Commended: The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire

Best Design for a New School

Winner: Park Hall School, Solihull – Nicholas Hare Architects
Highly Commended: St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington - Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects

Best Design for a Remodelled School

Winner: Elm Court Special School, Lambeth - JM Architects
Highly Commended: Westminster City School, Westminster - Anshen and Allen

BSF School of the Year

Winner: Beaumont Leys School, Leicester

Local Authority of the Year

Joint winners: Southwark Council and the London Borough of Lambeth

Local Education Partnership of the Year

Winner: inspiredspaces Nottingham
Highly Commended: Sheffield and Newcastle

Grand Prix

Winner: Beaumont Leys School, Leicester