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
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