The search for best schools, teachers and education staff in Worcestershire has officially begun.

Today we are launching the sixth Worcestershire Education Awards scheme.

The awards shine a spotlight on those who continue to make a difference in the field of education.

Culminating in a glitzy black-tie dinner, the awards seek to reward those members of the teaching and education sector for their hard work both in the classroom and behind the scenes.

The awards are organised by Newsquest - publishers of the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser and Kidderminster Shuttle.

Editor Stephanie Preece said: “We know from our previous awards how much of a difference, many teachers make to the lives of our young people.

“We are excited to be launching the Worcestershire Education Awards 2024 across all of our local titles and websites and can’t wait to read the nominations.

“Over the next few months we will be sharing those stories with you in the hop of celebrating the wonderful work that is achieved in the field of education.”

This prestigious scheme recognises the achievements, passion and dedication of those involved in all kinds of education – from nurseries to primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and training schemes.

The 12 categories are:

  • Early Years Education Award
  • Primary School of the Year
  • Secondary School of the Year
  • Independant School of the Year
  • Community Involvement Award
  • Special Education Needs (SENCO) Award
  • Headteacher/Principal of the Year
  • Teacher/Lecturer of the Year
  • New Teacher of the Year
  • STEM project of the Year
  • Support Staff of the Year
  • Unsung Hero Award

This year entries will be judged by a panel of independent judges before the winners are announced at a black tie event in April - at a venue to be confirmed.

It only takes a few minutes to make a nomination - just visit

The closing date for nominations February 11, 2024

l If you would like to sponsor the awards please contact sales event manager Debra Orr on 07739 820690 or email