Eton College has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology award at the Tes Schools Awards 2023 for providing UK state schools with free access to online learning since the Covid-19 pandemic.

EtonX has made an important contribution to expanding the quality of learning opportunities for students across the UK. Over 50,000 students across over 950 schools have used Eton College’s online learning platform EtonX to access high-quality courses such as leadership development, career education and university preparation. These courses have been shown to have an important impact on skill development and confidence, targeting areas that can be overlooked in traditional academic or co-curricular programmes.

This initiative is not only aimed at providing access to education during difficult times, but also now serves as a long-term commitment to bridging the educational divide and creating equal opportunities for all students. Alongside free CPD for teachers across the UK, Eton College also provides workshop resources for EtonX courses, enabling teachers in other schools to facilitate in-person lessons to complement the skills and knowledge their students develop through online courses.

The Tes Schools Awards, which is in its 15th year, recognises the very best teachers and schools from UK state and independent schools. The panel of judges includes school leaders, experts and education researchers. The Tes Schools Awards Winners will be announced on Friday 23 June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.

James Stanforth, Director of Digital Education at Eton College, said: “We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology award at the TES Schools Awards 2023. Our goal with EtonX has always been to provide equal access to high-quality education and bridge the gap between state and independent schools. We are thrilled to see the positive impact our platform has had on so many students and teachers across the UK, and we remain committed to supporting their educational journey and personal development for years to come.”