OXFORD poet Kate Clanchy, the writer in residence at Oxford Spires Academy, has been given her MBE by the Prince of Wales.

The Scottish writer was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June.

She was presented with the medal by His Royal Highness Prince Charles on Thursday at Buckingham Palace.

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Ms Clanchy has worked with staff and students at Oxford Spires Academy as a writer in residence since 2009.

She has been presented numerous accolades for her work including the Cholmondeley Award at the Society of Authors ‘Authors’ Awards’ 2018 for her work and contribution to poetry.

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The writer has also been praised for her work with refugee children. including one of her pupils Amineh Abou Kerech, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, who couldn’t speak English before arriving in Oxford in 2016, but went on to win the Betjeman Poetry Prize.

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Upon being awarded the title, Ms Clanchy said previously: "I like to think this award honours the importance of literature and creativity in the classroom."

Ms Clanchy was awarded the honour alongside Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro who was given a knighthood, as well as Conservative MP John Hayes and opera baritone Simon Keenlyside.

Other recipients include Olympic hockey player Richard Leman and Major Rebecca Pogson-Hughes-Emanuel, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.