A middle school in Bromsgrove is "incredibly honoured" after receiving national recognition for its positive and supportive learning environment. 

St John's Middle School has won a national award for Best Practice in Inclusive Education sponsored by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen). 

The award recognises settings that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting inclusiveness in the classroom and creating a positive and supporting learning environment for all students. 

The staff were invited to London to attend a ceremony on June 12 where they were announced as winners of the award. 

Alison Elwell, head of school at St John's Middle School, said: "We are incredibly honoured to receive the national Best Practice in Inclusive Education award sponsored by nasen. 

"This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community. At our school, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to success regardless of their background or abilities. 

"Our commitment to creating an inclusive environment is unwavering. We have implemented a variety of innovative strategies and support systems to ensure that all our pupils feel valued and are able to reach their full potential. 

"This award now only celebrates our achievements but also motivates us to continue striving for excellence in inclusive education."

Geraint Roberts, executive headteacher and CEO of The Spire Church of England Learning Trust, added: "The Trust is delighted that St John's Middle School has won the award for Best Practice in Inclusive Education. 

"The Trust is committed to improving the life chances of our children by supporting them to achieve their full potential. 

"I am very proud of the dedication and hard work shown by the St John's and Trust staff in achieving this fundamental aim."

For more information about the award visit https://awards.educationbusinessuk.net/category/best-ptactice-inclusive-education