GLOVERSPIECE Minifarm, near Droitwich, was a runner-up in this year’s Independent School of the Year after winning awards in each of the last two years. The school, which caters for pupils with complex educational needs, brings the farm into the classroom to try and restore its pupils’ confidence in education and let them enjoy learning again.

Headteacher Lynne Duffy said: “It is a wonderful recognition of all the team’s hard work.”

The school was also a finalist for Special Educational Needs (SENCO) Award.