STAFF from a primary school in Worcester are delighted after being shortlisted for the ‘Oscars’ of education.

Perryfields Primary Pupil Referral Unit has been shortlisted for the national Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards 2020.

The most outstanding individuals and institutions across the country that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the award.

It’s been revealed that the Worcestershire Education Awards Primary School of the Year 2019 winner has been shortlisted for the national Tes Alternative Provision School of the Year award.


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Pete Hines, Perryfields’ headteacher from the school in in Glebe Close, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Perryfields Primary PRU and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the incredible staff team who are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable young people in South Worcestershire.”

The winners of the Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Alternative Provision School of the year categories will go head to head for the title of overall Britain’s school of the year.

Due to the coronavirus, the awards night cannot be held in person this year as planned.

For the very first time, award winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Friday, November 13.

Tes editor Ann Mroz said: “It is always a highlight of the education calendar to see the best ideas and people lauded at the Tes Schools Awards. But this year, it felt more important than ever to run an event that showcased and celebrated the hard work that teachers and school staff do for children and their local community every single day. This has been one of the most difficult years in education, but – as ever – teachers continue to rise to the challenge. We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was very high, so all those shortlisted should be very proud: it’s an extraordinary achievement to be on this shortlist.”