A school which is barely a year old has continued its rapid rise with further recognition from a charity supported by the Prince of Wales.

Pinner High School, which only opened its doors in September 2016, was recently awarded with the Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark – an organisation that promotes education for all.

It adds to the haul of prizes it has accumulated during its short existence, including the ‘EQ’ equalities award, the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award, a Pearson Teaching Awards Certificate of Excellence and the ‘Stars’ travel award.

Head teacher Chris Woolf said these achievements are representative of the hard work carried out by all the staff and pupils at the school.

He said: “I am absolutely thrilled at the progress the students have made in such a short time. My colleagues are first class, and it is an exciting time to be at Pinner High.”

One member of staff, Hannah Lowder, was recently invited to attend Parliament’s Teacher’s Institute, where she was given the opportunity to question the House of Commons Speaker and the Lord Speaker, and hear from parliamentarians of all parties about their work in the Commons and Lords.

The Philosophy, Religion and Ethics teacher, who runs the school’s politics club, was one of those selected from 170 applicants to take part in the visit.

John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: “I am proud that this excellent initiative continues to provide such an invaluable service.

“Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy, and I am sure that the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors attending Teachers’ Institute will find the experience both useful and enlightening.”

Built on the site of the old Heathfield School in Beaulieu Drive, Pinner High invited a new group of students this year and is expected to reach 1,000 pupils by 2021.

Mr Woolf added how it would not be where it was if it wasn’t for the help and support of surrounding schools, as well as the constant faith of the pupils’ parents.