THE caring and friendly staff of a primary school have been praised in a nomination for the Worcestershire Education Awards.

Great Malvern Primary School has been nominated for ‘Primary School of the Year’ in the awards run by our sister paper, the Worcester News, in partnership with the University of Worcester.

In her nomination, Nicola Stewart wrote: “This school has the loveliest staff you could ever wish to teach your children. They are caring and friendly and always put their students and their families first.

“I have had four of my five children go through this school. Two are still there now and my youngest will be attending once she is old enough.

“This school spotted my daughter’s dyslexia very early and helped us get her diagnosis so she can get the help she needs in September when she moves up to her next school. I couldn’t thank this school enough for what they have done with my children and many others.”

Nikki Selby, head of the school in Lydes Road, Malvern, said: “What an honour, we are delighted that the hard work and enthusiasm of our children and staff has been recognised. Every day is a pleasure to work in such an inspiring community. Thank you for the nomination.

“At the heart of Great Malvern Primary are the excellent relationships between pupils, staff and parents, which foster and develop an ethos of mutual respect and collaboration.

“Central to the schools success is our nurturing philosophy which wholeheartedly embraces the wider family of Great Malvern and its community. From the passionate teachers to the sparky and enthusiastic children, this is a team that works together.”

The deadline for nominations is April 18.

Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.

To nominate someone, go to