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The best schools across the country have been shortlisted by a panel of expert judges for this year’s Tes Schools Awards. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of education’ it’s a prestigious awards programme celebrating the best of education across the UK.

Aurora Hanley School in Bucknall, Staffordshire have been shortlisted in the category of Specialist Provision School of the Year.


The school are championing sustainability and community issues and their recent Community Food Project which tackles food waste and food poverty impressed the judges.

Head of School Julie Martin said: "We’re delighted that our fabulous team have been recognised for their outstanding practice- we’re so proud of the work that goes on at Aurora Hanley every day and it's lovely that the Tes award judges have seen just what a special place it is too!"

Jon Severs, Editor of Tes Magazine said, "Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries - the standard was so high this year despite the challenges schools face. It is critical we celebrate excellence and share it widely so we can ensure that the fantastic work happening in education is properly recognised."

Winners will be announced on 21 June at a glittering gala awards night at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, in London.