A HYNDBURN school scooped six prizes at an awards ceremony honouring students from across an academy trust.

Accrington Academy triumphed at the annual United Learning Best in Everyone Awards.

The awards, which garner hundreds of nominations each year, were launched in 2012 to celebrate the outstanding achievements of secondary students and their teachers across the trust.

Emily Rolfe picked up pupil of the year, Madison Lonsdale got young hero of the year while Ellison Curtis was honoured for art.

Chloe Whittle got an award for leadership and service while Harrison Heys picked up the science award and Courtney Jackson the technology award.

Andy O’Brien, Accrington Academy Principal, said: "This is a truly incredible achievement and a real credit to our students and staff.

"As pupil of the year, Emily is a humble, mild-mannered student, who has delivered outstanding performance across the full spectrum of academic subjects.

"Madison’s title of Young Hero of the Year is also thoroughly deserved. In the face of adversity and challenge, she has become an even stronger person, who sees the good in everyone and who continually supports other students to do their best in her role as peer mentor.

Jon Coles, chief executive of United Learning, said: "Each year, these awards recognise the remarkable achievements of students from across our group and provide us with an opportunity to celebrate their talents, subject excellence and determination to succeed."