Newtownabbey school in running for national accolade

Hazelwood Integrated College has been shortlisted for the Secondary School of the Year prize in the Tes Schools Awards 2021.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 5:01 pm

The annual awards recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer.

Principal of the Whitewell Road school, Máire Thompson said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award, for the second time in three years.

“This has been a particularly difficult year and the whole Hazelwood community has gone the extra mile for our students. I am extremely proud of this fantastic achievement.”

Hazelwood Integrated College.

Tes editor Jon Severs added: “It is more important this year than ever before to celebrate the fantastic work schools do, because in the past 12 months they have gone above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to be educated and be kept safe in extraordinary circumstances.

“We were inundated with entries that demonstrated just how hard the pandemic made the work of schools, and just how amazing the response from staff has been.

“We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country.”

After a very successful online awards ceremony last year, the organisers are again holding this year’s awards ceremony virtually. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 25.

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