Royal Latin Extraordinary People Awards 2023

Do you know someone who has gone out of their way to help others?

Is there someone in your family, school, business or community who is not only helping those around them, but also inspiring others to follow suit? 

It could be a Scout Leader, an inspirational football coach, a swim instructor, a relative who volunteers their time to help others, a teacher who has gone above and beyond, someone who just makes Buckingham better by being there!

As part of its commitment to the community, The Royal Latin School is launching its ‘Extraordinary People Awards’ in 2023. 

The inaugural awards, taking place during the 600th anniversary of the school,  will seek to reflect the Royal Latin values and virtues and aim to recognise those in our community who have demonstrated extraordinary qualities in their efforts to overcome challenges and help others.

Recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges from our community.  

Nominations are OPEN NOW

Nominations from the school and members of the local community are invited for the following awards:


Award Criteria:

We’re seeking someone who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities whilst facing challenges, or in helping others.

Nominees will have integrity and have the ability to take the lead in a way that inspires those around them to follow; nominations for those who quietly lead, and those who lead commandingly, are welcome!


Award Criteria:

Overcoming challenges and creating change for others doesn’t come easily.

This award seeks to recognise someone who shows remarkable resilience; someone who just keeps on aiming high and dreaming big, despite knock-backs. Someone who keeps those they’re seeking to help at the very centre of their efforts, and who aspires to create real change in their community.


Award Criteria:

This award is for an individual who is a valued member of a hardworking team; someone who makes the team a better team, who personifies team spirit and not only invests energy in the shared goal of helping others and creating change, but in supporting and learning from fellow team members.

Nominations may also be submitted for a small team of people who embody these qualities.


Award Criteria:

This award is for someone who demonstrates an extraordinary ability to innovate; someone who has the courage to do things differently, to try to find new solutions to problems in order to change things for the better in their community.

This could include someone who has found new ways to use technology to improve the lives of others.


Award Criteria:

This award seeks to recognise someone who demonstrates extraordinary levels of compassion for their fellow humans or for the natural world. Whether caring for a friend or family member, supporting colleagues, responding sensitively to the needs of strangers, or nurturing wildlife or plantlife, this person is a shining example of how to display empathy and protect the vulnerable.

It may also be someone who dedicates time to nurturing important life skills in others, empowering them in turn to give their best to the world.

Awards Ceremony

Award recipients will be invited as guests (worth £190) to receive their awards at a special awards ceremony during the Royal Latin’s Gold Gala Ball on Saturday 30th September 2023. Winners will be invited to participate in a short video celebrating their contribution to the community which will be shown to guests at the ceremony and shared on social media following the event. They will be presented with an award, a certificate, and opportunities to share their story with students and – for the cause of their choice – will receive a cash donation from the school via a non-uniform day in 2024. All of those shortlisted will receive a certificate of recognition and be listed on the awards webpage. 

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consist of:

  • Member of Royal Latin School Senior Team
  • Royal Latin 2023 Committee Member
  • Member of Royal Latin 2023 Student Board
  • Representative from local voluntary sector community

Terms & Conditions

Nominations must be made in good faith. Nominations of any age are eligible. In the event that a recipient declines to accept the award, the award will be offered to the next highest scoring nomination on the shortlist. Recipients plus one guest will be invited to attend the Ceremony and Gala Ball as special guests. In the event of a team being selected to win the Award for Teamwork, a team representative plus one guest will be invited.  By accepting an Award, nominees agree to participate in the filming of their story and for their name and image to be shared publicly. Nominees will be contacted by the school to obtain their agreement to participate. All information submitted in nominations will be treated in confidence; final approval will be sought from recipients prior to their film and publicity material being made public. Members of the 2023 Committee are ineligible for nomination.


If you have any questions regarding the awards or how to place a nomination, please contact:

Jo Ballantine

Director of Development

Award Sponsorship

We are seeking five special companies, organisations or individuals to sponsor one of the five awards.

Award sponsors will be invited to the Gold Gala Ball awards ceremony as VIP guests, to present the awards, and other benefits.

Application to Sixth Form 2023

Save the Date

The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on 17th November 2022.

Important announcement

We are open today, Tuesday 13th December. If the situation changes with the weather we will update the website and social media accordingly.