A school in Norwich said it was “delighted” to have been shortlisted for a category in the Tes School Awards. The Norwich School, located in the city center near Norwich Cathedral, has been shortlisted for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Stage of the Year award, along with seven other schools.

There are 20 different award categories, ranging from the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to High School of the Year. This year, the Tes School Awards bring together public and independent schools to recognize all their achievements at an inclusive national event that will celebrate the education sector.

The school submits its applications, then a jury is faced with the difficult task of producing the shortlist. All the judges have a deep knowledge of education, ranging from university professors and school leaders to writers and psychologists.

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Speaking on behalf of the Norwich School, Brad Rafftree, Reception Class teacher and EYFS Director, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. It is particularly significant as we only opened our infant department in 2018. The awards consider schools nationwide from the independent sector and the public sector, so we are very pleased to be recognized for the content of our program and our commitment to the community.”

Norwich School is an independent school and is one of the oldest schools in the UK. Its history dates back to 1096, when it was an Episcopal grammar school established by Herbert de Losinga, first Bishop of Norwich.

The Tes School Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, June 17, and everyone on the shortlist will be invited to attend the “sparkling awards ceremony.”