Brighton Hill School has been nominated for a national award at the Times Education Supplement's annual event. 

The Tes Schools Awards is a celebration of the best in state school education around the UK. 

And the Basingstoke school, whose headteacher is Chris Edwards, has been shortlisted in the 'best use of technology' category. 

This award recognises measurable excellence in the use of technology by a teacher or a school.

On Tes' website, it states: "Judges will be looking for tangible evidence that the thoughtful and considered implementation of technology has had a positive impact on educational outcomes of students.

"They will take into account the scope of the use of technology and the different aspects of school life and improvement its use has influenced, as well as academic achievement."

The winners will be revealed at our online awards ceremony taking place Friday, October 16 at 8pm.

Headteacher Chris has told the Gazette they are "delighted" with the news.

He said: "We, at Brighton Hill Community School, were delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious National TES Award for our use of Technology. 

"This is especially pleasing, as it came in the same week that we were shortlisted for "Pastoral School of The Year" at the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE).

"Being shortlisted for this award is reward for the ground-breaking work we have done to use technology to help to make success inevitable for our students. 

"We have already won a national BETT Award for our pioneering My TeenMind app, which our students use for advice and guidance on mental health. 

"The expansion of this app to include podcasts, recorded by our students, for our students, on key topics for young people which are used during our tutor programme as catalysts for discussion, has helped our students to make informed decisions in our ever-changing world.

"On top of this acclaimed work, we have partnered with two major online providers (Performance Learning and Century) to ensure that we maximise opportunities for learning and mental health support through the use of technology at a time when we are more and more reliant on new and inventive ways of communication.

"Continuing our theme of innovation, we have created a virtual open evening, like not other, which is available on our website from Monday, September 28. Prepare yourself for an immersive adventure of exploration."

Tes started out print more than 100 years ago as The Times Educational Supplement. 

The business has now grown into a partnership with teachers and schools around the world to become one of the largest, professional digital communities, supporting more than 13 million educators globally.