A WORCESTER primary school, catering for youngsters with special needs, has been nominated for a top prize.

Fort Royal Community Primary School, in Wylds Lane,Worcester, has been put forward for the Primary School of the Year title in the 2018 Worcestershire Education Awards.

The awards, organised by the Worcester News in partnership with the University of Worcester, showcase those that inspire children.

Assistant headteacher Vanessa Scott said: "We are delighted to have received the news that we have been nominated for Primary School of the Year.

"Fort Royal Primary School’s mission statement is ‘Play, Learn, Laugh, Succeed’ and all staff work hard to ensure that all children are valued, respected and celebrated for their individuality and the contribution they make to our school."

Mrs Scott added: "We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive, safe and happy school in which our children thrive and are supported to reach their full potential.

"This is only possible because of the close supportive relationships we have with parents, professionals and our local community."

Fort Royal, which was found to have remained 'good' following its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2016, is a large special school in the city centre.

Speaking at the time, Ofsted inspector Linda McGill said: "Fort Royal is a warm and welcoming place. Classrooms are bright and well organised.

Pupils have the chance to interact with and support one another," she added.

For more information on Fort Royal, go to fortroyal.co.uk. To view the categories and to nominate an organisation or group, go to worcesternews.co.uk/weawards2018. Entries close this Friday.