Liverpool Diocese celebrate schools success at Educate Awards

Delight once again as church schools from the Diocese of Liverpool celebrate success at the Educate Awards.

Over 500 guests gathered for the Educate Awards ceremony on Friday 18 November, held at Liverpool Cathedral, hosted by actor and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice.

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

On the night, 21 awards were handed out to schools in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire with 11 of our schools winners or runners up in their award categories.

A great variety of projects and skills were represented, from entrepreneurial awareness, dazzling stage performances, creative literacy initiatives to inspiring community partnerships.

Over 250 choristers and a 50 pupil orchestra from nine schools across Merseyside also brought their musical talents together to perform as the Educate Awards Super Choir. Led by choirmaster Matthew O’Keeffe from The Belvedere Academy, performing schools included The Belvedere Academy, Bickerstaffe CE Primary School, Rainford CE Primary School, St Hilda’s CE High School, Liverpool College, Netherton Moss Primary School, Archbishop Blanch School, Whitefield Primary School and Academy of St Francis of Assisi.

Fr Richard Peers, Director of Education for the Diocese of Liverpool said “This was a fantastic evening of awards and I highly praise the achievement of our excellent schools that were recognised tonight in winning or being runner up. Their success shows the extremely high standards we see in our church schools for both academic excellence and pastoral support. I would also like to acknowledge our schools that were nominated in each category. I am proud of the inspirational work going on in our schools and it is great to celebrate what our teachers and school communities do.”

In total 11 of our schools won or came second in their award categories.

Most Inspirational Secondary School
St Michael’s CE High School – Runner Up

Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider
St Margaret’s CE Academy – Runner Up

Community Partnership Award
Bickerstaffe CE Primary School – Runner Up

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School
Halewood CofE Primary – Winner

Communication Award
Archbishop Blanch School – Winner
Enterprise South Liverpool Academy – Runner Up

Spirit of Enterprise Award
Archbishop Blanch School – Runner Up

Innovative and Creative Literacy Award
Bishop David Sheppard CofE Primary School – Runner Up

Outstanding Arts in Secondary School
Archbishop Blanch High School – Runner Up

Career Aspiration Award
Enterprise South Liverpool Academy – Winner

Support Star of the Year
Tony Purcell – Enterprise South Liverpool Academy – Joint Runner Up

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About the Educate awards

The awards, sponsored by Connex Education, is now in its fifth year and celebrate the inspiring work that goes on inside and outside the school gates.

Find out more at www.educateawards.co.uk