TALBOT Heath School has been recognised for its commitment and innovation of technology in education.

The school in Rothesay Road has been named as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021 – 2024.

Apple Distinguished Schools are described as ‘centres of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

They use Apple technology to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration, and make learning personal.’

Headteacher Angharad Holloway said: “I am delighted that Talbot Heath has achieved Apple Distinguished School Status. We pride ourselves on being a leader in innovation and are very proud of the fact that this has been recognised by Apple. It’s full steam ahead at TH.’’

A spokesperson from the school said: “Our students and teaching staff benefit tremendously from having 1:1 iPads; this really came into its own during lockdown, when we could continue teaching and learning as usual, remotely.

“Our students and teachers are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic when using their iPads alongside a variety of apps, and our unique interdisciplinary curriculum supports this well.

“We are already proud to be an Apple Regional Training Centre, and we regularly offer free events to those working in education in the local area.

“We teach the ‘Everyone Can Create’, and ‘Everyone Can Code’ curricula and we look forward to continuing working with Apple and benefiting from their expertise and incredible resources.”

Talbot Heath is an independent school in Dorset for girls aged 3-18.