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Somerville and Gurney Awards

The Somerville and Gurney Awards are awarded for exceptional essay writing ability on a range of subjects.

Students sit a two-and-a-quarter hour general essay exam paper. 


In 2018 the following awards were awarded:


First Prize - £500

Philippa Terry, Streatham & Clapham High School


Second Prize - £300

Rinda Naresh, Notting Hill & Ealing High School


Third Prizes - £200 (£100 each)

Sophie Thompson, Sheffield High School for Girls

Elizabeth Down, Notting Hill & Ealing High School


Highly Commended

Ella Dane-Liebesny, South Hampstead High School

Jo Baptista, Oxford High School

Emerald McLaughlin, Blackheath High School

Alexandra Brown, Putney High School

Connie Claxon, Putney High School