A SCHOOL in Worcester is celebrating being nominated for a Worcestershire Education Award.

Bishop Perowne CE College, in Merrimans Hill Rd, has been nominated for Secondary School of the Year with the nomination praising the school’s caring atmosphere and encouraging staff.

The nomination went on to say: “I currently have two sons at the school who both enjoy going and I am proud to say that they go to Bishop Perowne as did their sister before them.”

Mark Pollard, Headteacher at Bishop Perowne CE College, said: “Our school has gone through a wide range of positive changes over the past few years, and our recent Good Ofsted report and record-breaking GCSE results are testament to how everyone has worked together to ensure improvement.

"The recent Progress 8 result highlights how our students make above average progress during their time with us and puts us in the top two in the city and top seven in the county.

“The Christian values of love, justice, compassion and freedom are central to the school and everyone who visits always comments on how it is a calm and purposeful place.

“Our students take pride in their surroundings, and respect and support not only each other, but also the wider community. Through being involved with projects such as the Lionheart Challenge and Worcester Bosch Enterprise Initiative, or by embarking on a European dance tour and experiencing a day at Oxford University, we enable our students to put what they’ve learnt into real-life situations.

“We’re simply committed to ensuring each student receives an education that will change their life for the better.”

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