A SCIENCE department at a school in Malmesbury has been recognised as one of the top in the country.

Malmesbury School’s science department has been awarded the STEM Learning Platinum Science Award, and is only one of seven school’s in the country to receive this accolade.

The Science Mark Award is designed to recognise and celebrate inspiring practice in the science departments of schools throughout the UK, with platinum being the highest award available, after gold and silver.

Head of Science, Gabrielle Peers-Dent, said: “I am thrilled to announce that Malmesbury School’s Science Faculty has been awarded the STEM Learning Platinum Science Mark.

“This is an accolade that only around 2% of science departments in the country are thought to be able to achieve and, after a rigorous inspection, we are now one of only seven schools in the country who hold this prestigious award. This is a testament to all of the hard work of the exceptional staff and students who, together, strive to be the best”.

They will be presented with the award in the coming weeks.