Kentmere Academy shortlisted for the Tes Primary School of the Year

Date published: 30 September 2020

Kentmere Academy and Nursery has been shortlisted for Primary School of the Year in the 2020 Tes Schools Awards.

The Smallbridge school is the only one in the Rochdale borough to be shortlisted for any of the categories.

Nicola Howard, Head of Kentmere, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. We have achieved so much as a school and know that the work we do has a positive impact on our pupils in both their academic and social development.

“The award looks at all aspects of the school achievement, focusing on creative ideas and going over and above the normal day-to-day work that a school does.

“We are especially happy to have been shortlisted as there were more entries than ever before this year and we know that the standard for these awards are exceptionally high.”

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. 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.”

The Tes Schools Awards, celebrates the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and school staff across the UK. The awards have 18 categories, including primary school, secondary school, headteacher and healthy school.

This year the awards night cannot be in person, but staff from the school will be in attendance at the virtual ceremony on Friday 13 November.

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