Winners Bourne Academy had been rooting for The Willoughby School in the Contribution to the Community category.
Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “We wouldn’t have minded losing to The Willoughby School because it’s our local special school.
“But we are delighted to win. Mention was given to the Christmas hampers and our students love helping old people.”
The award was presented by solicitor Sharon Macauley and managing partner Kevin Pallister of category sponsors Calthrops.
Judges were impressed with the work done by Year 7 to Year 13 House Teams in designing, providing and presenting Christmas hampers to residents of the Butterfield Day care Centre in Bourne.
However, The Willoughby School was a finalist with St Bartholomew’s Primary School, West Pinchbeck.
The Portage Team outreach service at The Willoughby School had impressed judges with their outreach service for children and young people with special needs and their families.
Mention was also given to a variety of community events held at St Bartholomew’s, including Wear Blue Day to raise diabetes awareness.