PRINCE Henry’s High School has been awarded top teaching training centre status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
The Victoria Road school will become one of three ‘School-Centred Initial Teacher Training’ centres in Worcestershire, and the only one in the south of the county.
In order to be granted the status, a school must demonstrate strong working partnerships with other schools in the area.
Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said: “We were delighted to receive Teaching School status in 2014, and over the last two years this has enabled us to build partnerships, providing the capacity within our alliance of schools to apply for SCITT status.
“This is a really exciting development and offers a superb opportunity for Prince Henry’s and our partner schools to ‘grow our own teachers’ and have a positive, long lasting impact upon the recruitment, training and development of new teachers within the South Worcestershire area and beyond.”