Premier Foods has revealed the five shortlisted schools which will take part in the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year 2016 competition next month.
Bolsover C of E School, Lymm High School, Phoenix Community Primary School, Spaldwick Community Primary School and Trinity & St Michaels achieved the highest scores in the preliminary judging.
The schools will now go on to compete in the live final on 7 July, which will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole as part of the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event.
The judging panel will include Carol Harwood representing LACA; Andrew Green, director of operations at the Craft Guild of Chefs and Mark Rigby, executive chef at Premier Foods.
Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: "We have been overwhelmed by the quality and number of entries we received. The entries were all of a high calibre and it was incredibly difficult for the judges to pick just five teams to go through to the final.
"We received a variety of exciting and mouth-watering recipes, from alluring pizza snakes to tantalising garden carrot pots. Congratulations must go to all schools, but especially the five shortlisted teams who will be taking part in the live final in July."
The winning school will be presented with a trophy and a cheque for £1,000 in vouchers by LACA chair Peter McGrath.
Nene Valley Primary School in Peterborough was crowned the first McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year in July 2015.
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