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4 May 2017 /

Competition winners have the ‘write’ stuff

After a tough judging process, the National School’s Handwriting Competition 2017 winners have now been picked. The top spot goes to Blue Gate Fields Junior School in London, with the Kensington Prep School and Eaton House The Manor School joint Runners Up.

The competition, organised by Cambridge University Press and SATIPS, was open to children aged 4 to 13 and teaching staff from schools across the country, the competition was looking for the best handwriting the UK has to offer – and the entries didn’t disappoint.  With almost 10,700 entries, competition organisers have been delighted by the response.

Patricia Lovett MBE, world-renowned calligrapher and Chief Competition Judge said, “The standard of entries to the competition was incredibly high which made my job very difficult! It is wonderful to see so many schools recognising what a vital skill handwriting is and giving it the importance it deserves.”

Emma McCrea, Senior Marketing Executive at Cambridge University Press added, “I’ve loved being part of this year’s competition. At the Press, we are passionate supporters of handwriting and I’ve been thrilled to see the standard of the children’s work – they should be very proud of their achievements.”

As well as the Overall Winner and Runner Up, the competition also includes prizes for each age and categories Under 6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 and Staff.  Winners receive a certificate and stationery gift pack.


Notes to Editors:

For more information on the National School’s Handwriting Competition, please contact Leanne McCormick, PR Manager, Cambridge University Press on

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

A pioneer in its field, the Press is committed to supporting innovation in learning and teaching. It publishes without boundaries, ensuring its resources are accessible across the globe, in print, online and other digital formats. 

Playing a leading role in today's global market place, the Press has over 50 offices around the globe, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. It publishes 50,000 authors based in over 100 different countries.

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SATIPS - which stands for Support and Training in Preparatory and Primary Schools- is one of the major providers of courses, conferences and competitions for schools.

As an educational charity run by teachers for teachers, SATIPS produces termly broadsheets in 19 specific academic and management areas edited by national subject leaders.

The flagship magazine, Prep School, is also produced on a termly basis.

SATIPS is delighted to join with Cambridge University Press in the development of the handwriting competition which has run so successfully for several years. For more information about SATIPS, please visit

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