An academy in Barnet have been crowned champions at the Tes Schools Awards 2019 – and were presented their award by comedian Harry Hill.

The team from Totteridge Academy won the Maths Team of the Year category - and were specifically recognised for being one of the most inspirational and successful maths teams in the country.

They had turned maths GCSE results around in the summer of 2017, then surpassed expectations further in 2018.

At a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, the team were treated to being given their award by the You’ve Been Framed host Harry Hill.

After presenting the award, the TV funny man said: “I felt quite emotional tonight giving out these awards – thanks so much for inviting me. What a night.”

The Tes awards have been running for over 10 years to recognise outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer.

They were judged by a collection of the UK’s most illustrious education experts.

Ban Kubba, head of maths, said: “I feel amazing - really, really pleased. This is all due to the incredible hard work and the incredible team at the school.”

Tes Editor Ann Mroz added: “We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was incredibly high so all our winners should be extremely proud of their achievement.

“We’ve had the privilege of hearing about so many creative and inspiring initiatives that are improving outcomes and life chances of young people.

“The spirit of great teaching really was at the heart of each and every entry and it’s been wonderful to see such amazing ideas and excellent practice emerging from our schools, especially considering the difficult circumstances that many schools operate under.”