A PRIMARY school in York has been described as “outstanding” by a parent and nominated for a Community Pride Award.

Tang Hall Primary School is in the running for the School of the Year award after being nominated by Shannon Cathcart, who has heaped praise on its teachers for their positive attitude.

Shannon said: “My son attends Tang Hall Primary School and they are nothing but outstanding.

“The teachers are so positive and positivity oozes out of the walls of the school.

“Every teacher is encouraging and they have the children’s interests and education right in the heart of the school.

“They constantly give out praise and rewards. The teachers stay late to help out with events when they don’t have to or it’s not for their year group they teach.

“Such a fantastic school. My son loves it there.” She has also praised the school’s headteacher Catherine Precious, who she says “makes everybody feel welcome at the school.”

“Mrs Precious will greet every child and knows all of their names,” Shannon added.

Mrs Precious said she was really proud that the school had been nominated for the award, and said her staff “work their socks off” to do what was best for the children.

Pupils and staff from the school regularly take part in events to raise money to help parents pay for residential trips, and host a weekly pay as you feel market with donations from local supermarkets, which helps prevent food waste and provides low-cost food to local families.

Mrs Precious said: “We’re a community school, in the heart of the Tang Hall community, and we work for the families of Tang Hall to give their children a great, well-rounded education and as many exciting experiences as we can.

“We love the school and we’re a very proud staff. We work very hard for the community and appreciate it’s been recognised and we’re very grateful for the nomination.

The awards are run by The Press in partnership with City of York Council and the primary sponsor is York-based healthcare organisation Benenden. All nominees must live in, or contribute to life in, the City of York Council area.

Entries can be submitted to York Community Pride Awards, The Press, 84-86 Walmgate, York YO1 9YN.

You can also nominate online at yorkpress.co.uk/communitypride.

The closing date for entries is Friday, July 21. You must include a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, and may include a picture, which unfortunately we will be unable to return.