Prior’s Court has been named Educational Establishment of the year at the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) on Friday 16 March.

Winners were announced at the gala awards ceremony dinner, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham during the Education Show at the NEC. Prior’s Court had been shortlisted for the award along with four other schools, with selection by a panel of 28 head teachers.

Director of Education at Prior’s Court, Sue Piper reacted to the win saying;

“It was such a privilege to be there to receive this award on behalf of everyone at Prior’s Court. We pride ourselves on having exceptionally dedicated staff who consistently go above and beyond, which means that the young people we support are happy and able to make extraordinary progress in their learning and life skills. I think this award is a testament to that and we’re delighted to be recognised in such a way.”

Prior’s Court was the only special school shortlisted in the category, and had also been rated outstanding by Ofsted in January.

Patrick Hayes, Director of the British Educational Suppliers Association and Chair of the judging panel, said: “Winning an ERA is a clear sign to the education sector that you are leading the way, with the awards widely recognised by schools, local authorities and across the industry.”

Organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the ERAs are firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.