Wednesday 20th Jul 2022

Christ’s Hospital shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards




It has been announced that Christ’s Hospital is a finalist in the School/College of the Year category in the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs).

The UK Social Mobility Awards recognise and celebrate UK organisations in their efforts to improve social mobility, both within their workforce and beyond it. Organised by societal change charity, Making The Leap, the SOMOs were the first national awards dedicated to social mobility, which aims to raise awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative work of forward-thinking organisations working to improve it.

This year’s shortlist comprises of organisations and individuals from a variety of industries who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing social mobility and the efficacy of the initiatives they have created.

The winners of this year’s event will be determined by an independent judging panel, made up of leading figures from business, charity, and the public sector. The judging panel is chaired by the HM Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE. Winners will be announced at an in-person awards gala at on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Simon Reid, Head Teacher at Christ’s Hospital said:

‘Christ’s Hospital is the leading independent boarding school for fee assisted places and spends £20 million each year on lifechanging educational bursaries. Our mission is to challenge disadvantage through transformative education, so I am delighted that our efforts are being recognised and supported through the SOMOs.’

Tunde Banjoko OBE, the Chief Executive of Making The Leap, said:

‘I am delighted with the response to the 2022 UK Social Mobility Awards. The breadth and quality of entries we have received this year is an indication of the ever-growing importance of social mobility to UK business. These awards were established to encourage those UK organisations, for whom social mobility is not their core business, to play their part in addressing this important issue, and the record number of entries is an indication that they wish to do so.’

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