A SCHOOL in Tilehurst has been shortlisted to bag a massive cash boost from a supermarket initiative.

Brookfields School, in Sage Road, is one of the three finalists to receive a Tesco Bags of Help grant, which could see it handed £1,000, £2,000 or even £4,000 towards a new people carrier.

The school, which caters for children aged three to 19 with learning difficulties or additional needs, is hoping to use the vehicle to take pupils on a wide variety of activities, including work placements and residential courses.

Headteacher Brandon Mills said: “We are delighted to have been accepted onto the Tesco scheme and we are very grateful to everyone who has already voted for us and will do so over the coming weeks. Your support will make a huge difference to the work of the school.”

Voting is open in 15 local Tesco stores from now until October 31. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: "Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”