A SCHOOL has been lauded for the standard of its wellbeing and mental health programmes for pupils.

Lord Wandsworth College (LWC), in Long Sutton, Hook, was celebrated on a national level as the school scooped recognition at the Boarding School Association (BSA) Boarding Awards on Wednesday last week.

LWC earned the Wellbeing Mental Health Initiative Award, which is to celebrate schools that give supportive environments and programmes that enhance self-esteem, strengthen the school community and promote healthy choices.

Headteacher Adam Williams said: “This recognition spurs us on to enhance further what we do for our pupils.

“Our pupils’ wellbeing in this challenging era of growing up is everyone’s responsibility.

“My thanks go out to the whole staff at Lord Wandsworth College and to our parents for their support.”

Senior deputy head, Alex Battison, added: “We are very proud of the team at LWC for winning the Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiative category at the national BSA awards.

“It is reflective of amazing individual practice from so many dedicated colleagues and inspiring team work.”

LWC was also one of three schools in the UK shortlisted for the BSA Working with Vulnerable Children Award, for the work that the school has done in providing a safe and caring boarding environment for children who have lost the support of one or both parents through death, divorce or separation.

The BSA is the United Kingdom Association serving and representing member boarding schools, training staff and promoting boarding education in both independent and state boarding schools.

More than 500 schools are members of the BSA and so are considered for awards.