Bradford Manningham school wins best primary award
A primary school in Bradford which was devastated by an arson attack in 2001 has won a top education award.
Iqra Community Primary School in Manningham has been named primary school of the year by the Times Educational Supplement.
It was also named runner-up for the overall best UK school.
Head teacher Shahnaz Anwar-Bleem said: "It's a fantastic achievement, something I would never have dreamt off."
Ms Anwar-Bleem said the school had proven wrong the belief held by some that inner-city schools could not perform well.
She said: "We've been through difficult times.
"Ten years ago we got burnt down completely... we'd made up our minds we were going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and we've done that."
She added: "Manningham has always been known for riots, murders and drug-dealing and I just think it's time to put Manningham back on the map in a positive way."
School governor Faqir Urafman said: "I think every Bradfordian should be proud of it. It is absolutely amazing."