The principal at Weston Rhyn’s Moreton Hall School has expressed his delight after the school was nominated for a prestigious award for the second consecutive year.

George Budd, who became principal at the school in 2019, was pleased to see the school nominated for a Times Educational Supplement (TES) School Award for delivering a range of community creative arts projects to young people from across the region.

Moreton joined some of the best independent schools from across the country at the awards ceremony, held in central London.

It was an opportunity for the school to showcase the arts provision which has seen school children from across north Shropshire and the Welsh borders, experience the joys of art, music and drama.

It is also an accolade for all the young people who have engaged in the classroom and beyond, and for the teachers who have been involved in the projects.

Mr Budd said: “Big Sing, Face2Face, The Holroyd Community Theatre, CCF, Creative Arts Project, and Stem Discovery Days, when you list it all out – wow!”

TES editor, Ann Mroz, said: “The UK’s independent schools display some of the best teaching and learning practice in the world.

“They are a national asset, and it’s a pleasure to be able to recognise some of their innovation and hard work, and to share these stories of their achievements.”