A SCHOOL in Little Ness has been shortlisted for a national award for the third time this year.

Adcote School for Girls is now in the running for an award at the 2020 Times Education Supplement Awards (Tes), after only recently celebrating a win in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) awards.

The school has been shortlisted in the Tes Independent School Awards for Strategic Education Initiative of the Year.

The award recognises exceptional ideas to improve the quality of teaching or learning in independent schools.

An awards dinner and ceremony will take place on February 7 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, with more than 400 guests, including government ministers and many of the great and the good of the education sector, expected to attend.

Also this year, the school was shortlisted as a finalist for the Independent School Parent Magazine’s Independent Schools of the Year Awards in October.

Headmistress Diane Browne is delighted with the school's successes and said she was lost for words.

“Words are beginning to fail me regarding the scale of our success this year,” she said.

“We are proud, yes, but more importantly we are elated to know that we are making such a difference to our girls by providing an education initiative that is being celebrated, at a national level, as an example to others of how character education should be delivered."