A WORCESTER school which offers “Outstanding all-round education” has been nominated for Independent School of the Year in the Worcestershire Education Awards.

King's St Alban's, in Mill Street, Worcester was nominated for the award with the nomination praising the school’s approach to development and providing opportunities for pupils.

The nomination also said: “The school is a positive, happy place which values the development of the whole child above everything else.

“It is a warm, friendly community with a passion for the well-being of both children and staff.”

Richard Chapman, head teacher at the school, said part of the school's success comes from the way pupils are encouraged to develop various attributes to help them in later life.

He said: “We discuss our values at length with children, staff and parents and now have 12 'Growth Mindset' words.

These are kindness, perseverance, pride, resilience, respect, responsibility, risk taking, cooperation, curiosity, flexibility, focus and independence.

“We work hard in all areas to ensure our children leave us at the age of 11 with these 12 attributes firmly in place.

"One thing we are really proud of is embracing Children's Mental Health Week in February and the themes addressed in this week are at the heart of what we do at all times."

The deadline for nominations is April 18 with finalists chosen by a panel of judges.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.

To nominate someone, go to worcesternews.co.uk/awards/worcestershire_education_awards