A SCHOOL in Worcester has been nominated again for a Worcestershire Education Award after winning last year.

Fort Royal Community Primary School has received several nominations already for Primary School of the Year with voters saying the school was 'fantastic at catering for different needs' and that children are always happy to go to school there.

Jodee Dowling, one of the assistant head teachers at the school said: "I think the school's ethos and commitment to provide for all the pupils is very special.

"The relationships we try to build between teachers and pupils mean there is a two-way respect which helps create a great learning environment and is something visitors regularly comment on.

"We also try and set them up not just for secondary school but for the rest of their life through things like the school council elections, where pupils vote for each other and the representatives have a real say when it comes to fundraising and how that money is spent."

Fort Royal Primary won Primary School of the Year in 2018 and headteacher Ed Francis said: "“We make sure we work with not just the pupils but with their families too, we have a family support worker who also runs workshops for parents.

“A child with a disability needs much more care and support and we are quite proud of the work we do with helping parents and pupils.”

The school, in Wyld's Lane, Worcester, was rated 'good' in its 2016 Ofsted report which said:"The school’s ethos is positive and ambitious. Recent appointments to other key positions, such as the business manager and the chair of the governing body, have also made a discernible difference, bringing greater rigour and urgency to the school’s drive for improvement.

The deadline for nominations is April 18. Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges and winners are announced during an awards ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.

To nominate someone, go to worcesternews.co.uk/awards/worcestershire_education_awards