Building Schools winners announced

A Leicester school has scooped the top prize at the annual Building Schools for the Future (BSF) awards.

Beaumont Leys School –  in one of the most deprived areas of Leicester – was awarded the Grand Prix prize, as well as best school.

Two London councils, Southwark and Lambeth, shared the local authority of the year award, while the winner of the local education partnership gong was Inspired Spaces Nottingham. Advisor of the year was Bryanston Square.

Tim Byles, chief executive of BSF delivery agency Partnerships for Schools, said: "Beaumont Leys opened six weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to the strong relationship developed over many months between the school leadership team, the local authority and the private sector partner.

"But the real difference … is in the attitude, self-esteem and motivation of the pupils after moving into their new school in April."

A complete list of winners is available on the Partnerships for Schools website.