2014 Winners & Finalists

Early Years Digital Content

IPP_4307Winner: Rising Stars – Switched on ICT in the Early Years 

The judges said: “one-stop-shop’ package for teachers supporting and delivering the ICT curriculum in schools and Early Years settings. Rising Stars shows its characteristic flair with this creative and innovative product.”

Highly Commended: Astec Solutions – Prism


  • TTS Group Ltd – Mini Mobile Phones
  • Twinkl Ltd – Twinkl Resources


Primary Digital Content

IPP_4315Winner: Twig World – Tigtag 

The judges said: “as an outstanding resource for teaching the new Science curriculum. It brings the subject alive and is a great investment for any primary school.”

Highly Commended: Pearson – Bug Club


  • 3P Learning – Reading Eggs
  • CEM – InCAS
  • Espresso Education – Espresso Coding
  • Espresso Education – Espresso Primary : Grammar & punctuation
  • iCompute Teaching Ltd – iCompute for Primary Schools – Whole School
  • MicroLibrarian Systems Ltd (MLS) – Junior Librarian.net
  • Yes Programme – Yes Programme


Secondary Digital Content

IPP_4320Winner: Mathspace UK Ltd – Mathspace 

The judges said: “an innovative product that personalises the learning through automatic revision topics relevant to individual students’ needs.  Good design and tracking makes this a powerful learning tool.”


  • Alfiesoft – AQA online progress test GCSE MFL
  • Collins – iBooks Textbooks by Collins
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica – Britannica School
  • English and Media Centre – Arctic Adventure – Reading and Writing in Real World Contexts
  • i-education (Part of the Frog Family) – I am learning (Secondary)
  • MicroLibrarian Systems Ltd (MLS) – Eclipse.net
  • SAM Learning – SAM Learning


ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching

IPP_4324Winner: IGGY – University of Warwick

The judges said: “this online network allows members to work with top academics, student mentors and other gifted young people around the world in a safe environment. A distinct and truly innovative product.”

Highly Commended: LEGO Education – LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3


  • 2Simple Software – 2Build a Profile Early Years
  • AVer – TabCam
  • BinaryDistribution Ltd – FUZE
  • Learning Labs – FlashSticks
  • Mathster / Chartwell-Yorke – Mathster
  • Planet PC – Planet eStream
  • Sonocent Ltd – Audio Notetaker
  • Visual Education – Wordwall


Digital Collections and Resource Banks

IPP_4330Winner: London Grid for Learning – The History of Computing 

The judges said: “Meets a real need in bringing together a wide range of resources which teachers would have difficulty in finding for themselves. Extremely child centred.”

Highly Commended: Peters Books and Furniture – ePlatform


  • Alfiesoft – Alfie Primary SATs
  • eduMedia – eduMedia Sciences
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica – Image Quest


ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions

IPP_4334Winner: Inclusive Technology Ltd / HelpKidzLearn – ChooseIt! Maker 3 

The judges said: “a resource that makes it easy for teachers and parents to make personalised engaging activates for children with severe and complex needs. Well thought out design, good value for money and highly intuitive.”


  • Crick Software Ltd – Clicker Docs
  • Crick Software Ltd – Clicker Sentences
  • JellyJames Publishing Ltd – Dynamo Maths
  • Osborne Technologies Ltd – SensoryPod
  • Signs for Success Ltd – Word Rumble


Digital Devices

IPP_4337Winner: Fourier Education – einsteinTablet+ 

The judges said: “a robust and attractive solution for science in education, with a range of built-in sensors allied to the power of an Android device.  Well priced with a good support site.”


  • The Imaging Source Europe GmbH – Scan2Voice
  • QAMA Calculator – QAMA Calculator
  • SMART Technologies – SMART Board E70 interactive flat panel
  • Toshiba – Portégé Z10t
  • TTS Group Ltd – Ultimate Timers


ICT Leadership and Management Solutions

IPP_4341Winner: 2Simple Software – 2Build a Profile 

The judges said: “was a simple, user friendly tool which will engage the parents in their child’s learning as well as allowing the school to effectively monitor the progress of each child. Useful for identifying areas of the early years curriculum needing extra support.”


  • Capita SIMS – SIMS Learning Gateway
  • Classroom Monitor – Classroom Monitor
  • Follett School Solutions – Aspen Mobile
  • LCP – iTRACK Primary
  • Learning Possibilities – LP+4 and Hwb+
  • OPEUS – The iAbacus
  • Osborne Technologies Ltd – eReg
  • Pupil Asset – Pupil Asset
  • SISRA – SISRA Online


Innovation in ICT

IPP_4350Winner: Teacher Centric Ltd – Show My Homework

The judges said: “Show My Homework is a simple web-based calendar aimed at helping teachers, students and parents with homework. A well-crafted product with benefits to all parties.”


  • Contact Group – Looked After Call
  • European Electronique Ltd – Freedom
  • Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Emerge
  • Jumpido – Jumpido
  • MediaCore – MediaCore
  • New Ways to Learn Ltd – The Paper Portal
  • Point2Educate Ltd – Point2School
  • Schoolcomms – School Gateway Free Instant Messaging App
  • Vocab Express – Vocab Express Assignments Module


ICT Exporter of the Year

IPP_4357Winner: Promethean Ltd 

The judges said: “Promethean’s personalised-learning approach has supported students and teachers world-wide. Promethean’s ethos and excellent exporting capability is helping create better prepared students and more engaged global citizens.”

Highly Commended: TTS Group Ltd


  • Avantis Systems
  • EducationCity.com
  • Frog
  • Little Bridge
  • NetSupport Ltd
  • Texthelp Ltd


International Digital Education Resource

IPP_4360Winner: Little Bridge World – Little Bridge 

The judges said: “Little Bridge World is an exciting new global online learning environment. A well thought out product with plenty of activities and good graphics which will appeal to a worldwide audience of young people.”


  • 3P Learning – Mathletics
  • EducationCity.com – EducationCity.com
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica – Britannica School
  • GenericMaths Ltd – ConquerMaths
  • Whizz Education – Maths Whizz Tutoring Plus


ICT Services and Support

IPP_4365Winner: Groupcall Limited 

The judges said: “this is a product which continues to exploit the potential of mobile technology and increases inclusion and engagement. A very strong entry with outstanding testimonials.”


  • CAE technology
  • Capita SIMS
  • Dataspire Solutions Ltd
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Ergo Computing
  • Exa Networks/Exa Education
  • Joskos Solutions Ltd
  • Turn IT On


ICT Company of the Year – Less than £1m turnover

IPP_4372Winner: Room Booking System Ltd 

The judges said: “owned and run by two 23 year olds who started the business at just 15 years old, the company now has two market leading products used by half a million people in over 750 schools. The testimonials back up the excellent customer support which is in place.”


  • Alfiesoft
  • Busythings Ltd
  • InVentry Ltd
  • Kodo Education Ltd
  • TutorCruncher


ICT Company of the Year – Between £1m and £10m turnover

IPP_4374Winner: 3P Learning 

The judges said: “3P Learning is a provider of leading digital learning resources for numeracy, literacy and science, currently used by over 4 million learners. Over the last two years 3P Learning has evolved significantly from its origins as a single product vendor.”


  • 2Simple Software
  • Contact Group
  • Firefly
  • Frog
  • Joskos Solutions Ltd
  • Osborne Technologies Ltd
  • Scomis


ICT Company of the Year – Over £10m turnover

IPP_4380Winner: Espresso Education 

The judges said: “a well established provider of high quality educational digital learning content and has responded brilliantly to the changing demands of a new curriculum and new technologies.”


  • Capita Managed IT Solutions
  • European Electronique
  • Promethean Ltd


Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources

IPP_4385Winner: Microsoft – Kodu 

The judges said: “Kodu has been designed with the end user in mind. It is free and easily accessible to all. With language suitable for children and simple for adults to grasp quickly it is an exciting new product.”


  • Cambridge University Press, OCR and Raspberry Pi – Cambridge GCSE Computing Online
  • CTVC Ltd – TrueTube.co.uk
  • Edmodo, Inc.  – Edmodo
  • Makewaves – Makewaves App
  • Royal Society of Chemistry – Learn Chemistry
  • TTS Group Ltd – Bee-Bot App


Marketing Campaign of the Year

IPP_4390Winner: Oxford University Press – Oxford Owl Campaign

The judges said: “very clear, detailed marketing campaign with strong, challenging yet achievable aims. The website is attractive and easy to use. Good use of twitter and Facebook.”


  • Promethean Ltd
  • SMART Technologies


Educational Apps

IPP_4394Winner: Daydream Education – Multiplication – Daydream Education

The judges said: “this app is an intuitive, flexible learning tool that helps teachers integrate tablet-based learning into the classroom. Providing teachers and pupils with an abundance of activities that cater for a wide-range of abilities it is also excellent value for money.”


  • 2Simple Software – 2DIY (iPad edition)
  • Atlas Learning – LiveSlide
  • Avantis Systems – LearnPad App
  • BrainPOP UK – BrainPOP UK Featured Movie app
  • Mathspace UK Ltd – Mathspace
  • Rising Stars – Achieve Level 4 Mathematics
  • SkillPixels Ltd – Math Elements: k-2 mathematics
  • William Edwards School – WESPlanner


Bett Exhibition Stand of theYear

IPP_4398Winner: EducationCity


  • 3P Learning Limited
  • Busythings Ltd
  • Capita
  • Exa Education
  • Frog Trade
  • Groupcall Limited
  • LearnPad / Avantis Systems Ltd
  • Little Bridge World Ltd
  • Pearson
  • School Website
  • Steljes Limited & SMART Technologies

Outstanding Achievement in IT Education

IPP_4405Winner: Lewis Bronze, Espresso Education