KING'S Leadership Academy is in the running for a top national award.

The Woolston secondary school is a finalist in the prestigious TES Schools Awards.

It is in the running for secondary school of the year.

Chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards and Editor of Tes magazine Jon Severs said: “It is more important this year than ever before to celebrate the fantastic work schools do, because in the past 12 months they have gone above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to be educated and be kept safe in extraordinary circumstances.

"We were inundated with entries that demonstrated just how hard the pandemic made the work of schools, and just how amazing the response from staff has been. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country.”

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 25 in a virtual ceremony.

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