A SUPER school was rewarded for its commitment to learning - not just for educating its pupils, but also for involving the whole community in learning.

Burghclere Primary School, in Church Lane, Burghclere, saw off some stiff competition from other schools, a university and individual teachers to win the Learning Award, sponsored by Lenovo.

The award recognises institutions, schemes or individuals that set the best example to the learning community.

The village school, which teaches more than 100 pupils aged from four to 11, impressed judges with its atmosphere of learning created by the school's staff, who inspire each other and the pupils to learn.

The school's mission statement "Living, Learning and Growing Together" reflects the way that the whole school community is involved in the learning process.

Headteacher Jean Holdcroft accepted the school's award, but emphasised that the accolade recognised the efforts of everyone at the school.

Mrs Holdcroft said: "We are absolutely delighted. I know I received the award, but it is for the whole school community.

"Our philosophy is very much about learning for life, but it is about learning together - the children, the parents, the teachers. I am delighted for the whole school to have that work recognised."