A PRIMARY school that has had an “astonishing year of change” has been nominated for the York Community Pride Awards.

Burton Green School has been nominated in the School of the Year category for the awards, which aim to celebrate the special individuals and groups whose sterling work marks them as true champions of the place where we live and work.

The nomination said the school, which had previously been judged as ‘coasting’, celebrated hugely improved SATs results this year. And staff and pupils have been working hard to improve wellbeing and create a positive atmosphere throughout the school.

Staff have focused on improving teaching, training and attendance at the school and say they are pleased to have seen great progress.

Burton Green Primary School interim head teacher, Kelsey Clark-Davies, said: “We are incredibly proud of all we have achieved this year at Burton Green and our KS2 SATs results are just the icing on the cake. We have fantastic staff, parents and pupils here, who all go the extra mile, and work really hard, but with loads of fun and laughter along the way - the credit is all theirs.”

The school is part of the Hope Learning Trust and the organisation’s chief executive Brian Crosby added: “Kelsey and her colleagues have worked incredibly hard to give the children and their families the best opportunities possible to achieve their potential and succeed, and the results speak for themselves.”

The awards honour schools that have had a positive impact.