A WARNDON school that has made leaps and bounds in its progress has been nominated for a top award.

Oasis Academy Warndon, Edgeworth Close, 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.

Principal Emily Hobson, who has been principal for two years and worked at the school for four years, said: “It is very exciting to be nominated.

We have a history of underperformance but we have had good Ofsteds for the last three years.”

“To win would be fantastic recognition of all the hard work and achievement of the teachers, parents and community. It has been a joint effort really from everybody. We are in a much stronger place and we know we will get either good or even better in our next Ofsted.

“It is a nice bit of recognition for the hard work and progress we have made.”

In January, the school opened a community hub in the grounds of the school.

The old caretaker’s house has been transformed from a three-bedroom bungalow into a community space.The new centre is a resource for the school, as well as offering events and initiatives including baby groups, adult classes and debt advice sessions.

The Mayor of Worcester, Steve Mackay, officially opened the hub on Wednesday (January 24).

For more information on Oasis Academy Warndon,go to oasisacademywarndon.org.

To view the categories and to nominate an organisation or group, go to worcesternews.co.uk/weawards2018.

Entries close on Friday April 20.