ST Augustine’s Priory, the Ealing Catholic independent day school for girls, is shortlisted in two categories in the Independent School Parent magazine’s Schools of the Year awards.

The categories are Student Wellbeing and Rising Star of the Year.

Headteacher Sarah Raffray commented: “Our commitment to wellbeing has been mirrored with our school theme for this year of ‘Creating Space’.

“This has taken forward our programme of nurturing and supporting each young person in our care. Following the challenges of 2020-21, our commitment to the development of each person is ever more vital.”

In the Rising Star category, sixth form student Simran Chandarana is travelling to Central India this summer to spread awareness of glaucoma and will be volunteering at a hospital and launching a glaucoma detection camp.”