WESTBOURNE School is the only school in all of Wales to be shortlisted in the TES School Awards.

The TES School Awards are organised by TES (formerly the Times Educational Supplement) and are open to all state and independent schools in the UK.

Westbourne is a finalist in the 'best use of technology' category for their use of a variety of technology to enhance the learning of pupils, particularly during the pandemic.

The private school, which describes itself as an 'independent, co-educational boarding and day school', has an illustrious history and often comes top of national results rankings.

During the pandemic when schools had to cease in-person learning, Westbourne launched a fully integrated online learning platform and say that they achieved 100 per cent live lesson coverage in a week.

As well as this, Westbourne used artificial intelligence in an online learning platform that generates mini-lessons for pupils to use to supplement their learning.

Technology has also been embraced at the school with an online careers and destinations platform and for well-being.

Students at the school have access to the health and well-being app Revoola which is tailored to individuals.

Dr Gerard Griffiths, principal of Westbourne School, said: "Westbourne is proud to be at the forefront of technological innovation.

"Over the past few years, we have revolutionised the way that our students learn, empowering them to think bigger.

"State-of-the-art technology along with exciting, hands-on discovery opportunities and dedicated teaching staff give our students the tools they need to truly excel.

To be the only school in Wales to be shortlisted in this year’s TES Awards is a phenomenal achievement for the school, and gives our teachers the confidence to continue to shape the UK education landscape for future generations."