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Portree Primary’s sporting success (09/07/12)
Portree Primary School has won the Outstanding Sporting Initiative or Partnership Award at the annual TES Schools Awards.
The judges said: “Portree Primary School’s energy and enthusiasm about sport is palpable. There seems to be no limit to its ambitions for extending activities to its pupils, and those of other schools.”
Their victory was witnessed by over 800 people gathered to celebrate the sector’s achievements at the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Friday 6 July.
16 awards were given out in total; winners came from schools across the UK, from Cornwall to the Isle of Skye, and from Vale of Glamorgan to East Ham. “The awards are now in their fourth year and the quality of entries is higher than ever, with a greater range of schools taking part from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland,” said Gerard Kelly, TES editor.
The TES Schools Awards (or TESSAs as they are affectionately known) were launched in 2009 by the Times Educational Supplement (the teacher’s paper) to recognise and reward the professionalism and flare of those teams making an outstanding contribution to primary and secondary schools in the maintained and independent sectors.
For more coverage of the awards, photos and all the winners across the 16 categories, visit www.tesawards.co.uk or pick up a copy of TES available from 13 July.