TWO Ealing schools were among the winners at the Times Educational Supplement Independent School Awards.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School won the Creativity award and St Augustine’s the Student Initiative prize.

The Da Vinci Programme – aimed at Year 10 pupils – run by Notting Hill and Ealing High allows teachers to cross disciplines and deliver inspiring lessons with creativity at their heart.

Teachers from the maths and art departments come together, for example, to demonstrate how Fibonacci’s sequences and concepts can be applied to famous historical works of art.

They also use the subject of Brexit in history and politics to demonstrate how there is no right answer or quick fix.

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Lead judge Simon Larter-Evans said: “A quick look at the school’s website also demonstrates it is not afraid to give its students a clear, unfettered, independent voice of their own.”

A student initiative at St Augustine’s to tackle period poverty also caught the judges’ attention. Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets or handwashing.

A group of lower-sixth students decided to raise awareness and a group, called Preventing Period Poverty, is adding its voice to lobby the Government to change the policy that makes tampons and feminine hygiene products subject to VAT.

TES winners attended a black-tie event at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.