Based on the core principles of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and modelled on the Prince William Award and Round Square ideals, the St George’s Award launched in 2021, aimed at connecting learning with the real world and giving children further opportunities to develop their relationships, resilience, self-confidence and engagement with their learning.

Our Pioneers (Years 3-4), Explorers (Years 5-6) and Trailblazers (Years 7-8) undertake fundraising activities and give thought to real world issues. While working towards each Award, students take part in directed and self-led activities, tasks and project work in the following areas: Environmental Stewardship; Spirit of Adventure; Spirit of Democracy; International Understanding; Leadership; Service and Hobbies and Activities.

The programme has included guest lectures and an impressive line-up of podcast speakers.

An awards ceremony is held in June each year for all students to be presented with their St George’s Award, with the Year 8s also presenting a TEDx style talk on their chosen topic to an audience of parents, staff and invited guests.

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Years 3 and 4

  • Nature
  • Pursuit of skills and hobbies
  • Adventure
  • Kindness to others
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Years 5 and 6

  • Environmental awareness
  • Spirit of adventure
  • Service to others
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Years 7 and 8

  • Environmental stewardship
  • Leadership and service
  • International understanding
  • Democracy


I think the St George's Award is an amazing project and opportunity for everyone. I would encourage you all to participate in this award and get the most out of it as you can. I encourage you to be 'change makers' and to 'be your best self' to benefit others and the wider world. I had to strive for success and work incredibly hard to become a World Cup Winner for England. Strive for success in all areas of life, overcome any challenges with determination and this will lead to triumph. I would recommend everyone gets involved in this fantastic award.
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Will Greenwood, former England rugby player

Round Square is an internationally-diverse network of over 200 like-minded schools in 50 countries on six continents that connect and collaborate to offer world-class programmes and experiences.

Round Square logoSt George’s is the first standalone prep school in the UK to become a Round Square Candidate School and the Round Square IDEALS are being implemented in every area of school life. Our students’ spirit of adventure is stimulated by outdoor education opportunities and residential adventure trips for all year groups. Our own award scheme, the St George’s Award, brings into focus environmentalism and service to others, with students encouraged to be active both in their communities and within the school itself.

Students benefit from:

  • Opportunities to collaborate with other students across the world in Round Square schools, ranging from class projects to exchange programmes
  • Development of character, confidence, and awareness of social responsibility
  • Linking Round Square ideals to the St George’s Award and curriculum
  • Opportunities for participation in conferences and service projects, collaborating with other students across the world