The Great Schools Trust is delighted to announce that King’s Leadership Academy Warrington, has been shortlisted for the Secondary School of the Year award in the Tes Schools Awards 2021.

This award recognises the staff at King’s Leadership Academy Warrington and their tireless dedication throughout the pandemic to provide students at King’s with seamless remote teaching, and acknowledgement of their commitment to share this innovatory practice nationally, supporting more than 200 schools across the UK.

Shane Ierston, Principal of King’s Leadership Academy Warrington said:

At King’s, we believe education to be a fundamental human right, we were never going to allow the pandemic to stand in the way of that. Above all, I am extremely grateful and humbled by the support and commitment from our community, which enabled our students to remain safe and continue their learning during a very difficult time.

Tes editor, 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 at the online Tes Schools Awards ceremony on 25th June 2021.