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A Formby school has been shortlisted for two awards in The Educate Awards 2017

The shortlist for the prestigious Educate Awards 2017 has been announced and Formby High School are in the list for Two awards. Pictured above are Last year's winners for Outstanding Arts Secondary Award winner Formby High School, with sponsor Chris Bayes, MNCO.

Formby High School is in the running for two awards, Most Inspirational Secondary School and the Communication Award.

The school’s communication team has developed a strategy over the recent years to provide engaging and timely information to parents, students, staff, governors and the wider community.

A parents’ handbook, numerous Twitter feeds, YouTube channel and blogs all showcase ‘Team Formby High’s’ innovation with communication.

Formby High is also shortlisted for the coveted Most Inspirational Secondary School Award thanks to its impressive academic performance; extra-curricular lessons; fundraising initiatives and experiences students can take part in.

In the words of the school, “Whether it is the students, the staff, the parents or our community partners, Formby High School is home to a diverse family of people, who possess a shared vision to create a unique, world class learning environment to nurture and showcase everyone!”

Last years awards ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its sixth year and is the biggest celebration of education in the North West.

Held at Liverpool Cathedral, it is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion, bringing together inspiring leaders and support staff to showcase the brilliance within the region’s education sector.

Hundreds of entries were sent in across the 21 award categories, breaking previous records. Categories include the WOW Recognition Award, Outstanding Sport and Teacher of the Year.

This difficult task of shortlisting the entries fell upon the esteemed judging panel which includes Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM; James Tartt, Merseyside track athlete and architect; Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell; Councillor Gary Millar, assistant mayor & mayoral lead for business & international trade; Chris Walker, regional managing editor of Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales; Lesley Martin-Wright, chief executive of Knowsley Chamber; Fiona Barnet, director of The Foundry Agency; Andrew Pimbley of Wirral’s Claremont Farm; Sue Cronin, head of teacher education at Liverpool Hope University and the education team at the respected Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday 17 November at Liverpool Cathedral.

Held in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh as title sponsors, other category sponsors include Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU); The Foundry Agency; Wray Brothers; Paul Crowley & Co; The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt. Revd. Paul Bayes; MILK Education; The Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP); Shaping Futures; All About STEM; Hi-Impact Consultancy; LSSP; Air Products; School Improvement Liverpool; CER Education and Progress Schools.


Most Inspirational Primary School

Eldon Primary School

Whitefield Primary School

New Park Primary School

Most Inspirational Secondary School

Formby High School

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School

Halewood Academy

Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider

Alsop High School

St John Rigby College

Archbishop Blanch School

Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Community Partnership Award

Alsop High School

Kilgarth School

Woodchurch CE Primary School

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School

Bickerstaffe CE School

Booker Avenue Junior School

Plantation Primary School

St Oswald’s CE Primary School

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School

Bebington High Sports College

Gateacre School

Rainford High

Eco School Project of the Year

Calderstones School

St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning

St Michael’s CofE High School

Communication Award

Alsop High School

Formby High School

Gateacre School

Teacher of the Year

Kirstin O’Kane – Bickerstaffe CE School

Ruth Partington – The Academy of St Nicholas

Maz Catterall – Halewood Academy

Suaad Hussain – The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Matthew O’Keeffe – The Belvedere Academy

Spirit of Enterprise Award

Bebington High School Farm

St Damian’s RC Science College

Gateacre School

Innovative and Creative Literacy Award

Middlefield Community Primary School

St Damian’s RC Science College

The District CE Primary School

St John Bosco Arts College

SEND Provision Award

Alsop High School

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College

Finch Woods Academy

Orrets Meadow School

Whitefield Primary School

STEM Project of the Year

Mosslands School

The District CE Primary School

Calday Grange Grammar School

Career Aspiration Award

Parish CE Primary School

St Margaret’s Academy

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

The Academy of St Nicholas

Leadership Team of the Year

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School

Winstanley College

Ormiston Chadwick Academy

Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills

Eldon Primary School

Netherton Moss Primary School

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Support Star of the Year

Linda Farrelly – The Academy of St Nicholas

Sara Mitchell – New Park Primary School

Michelle Goodwin – Hope Academy

Greg McLean – St Margaret’s Academy

Fran Gaskell – St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School

Innovation in Education Award

Evelyn Community Primary School

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

The Hollins Technology College

Outstanding Arts in a Primary School

Bedford Primary

Riverside Primary School

St Sebastian’s Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Arts in a Secondary School

Archbishop Blanch School

Holly Lodge Girls’ College

The Hollins Technology College

Wow Recognition Award

The Hollins Technology College

Rudston Primary School

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Rainford High

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