Revealed: The Educate Awards 2019 Winners!

Schools and colleges from all over the region were honoured at the prestigious Educate Awards ceremony on Friday 15 November.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its eighth year and is the largest education awards in the North West.

Over 700 guests gathered for the Educate Awards ceremony held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, hosted by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross.

On the night, 21 awards were handed out to schools in the Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

During the evening there was a number of incredible performances by schools including a tribute to The Beatles by Riverside Primary School, a surprise flash mob from LIPA Sixth Form, a Mary Poppins recital by The Belvedere Academy, whilst Wirral Grammar School for Boys & Wirral Grammar School for Girls sang hits from the musical Chicago and over 60 students from St Julie’s Catholic High School’s performed a medley from its own original production called ‘This is Liverpool’.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says: “A huge well done to all schools and colleges on their fantastic award wins.

“We are so proud to host an event which champions the creativity, diversity and dedication of teachers, school support stars, schools and colleges from across the North West.

“This year we have been inundated with exceptional entries and so congratulations to all the winners, runners-up and finalists for 2019.”

Associate sponsors include: All About STEM, Angel Solutions, CER, CPMM Media Group, DMR David M Robinson Jewellery & Watches, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, Liverpool Learning Partnership, LSSP, Progress To Excellence Group, Satis Education, School Improvement Liverpool, Signature Living and Winstanley College.


Full list of winners and runners up:


The Communication Award                                           

Winner: Whalley Range High School

Runner up: Alsop High School


Eco School Project of the Year                                                         

Winner: Heswall Primary School

Runner up: Bedford Primary School


Spirit of Enterprise Award                                                           

Winner: Halewood Church of England Primary School

Runner up: St Oswald’s CE Primary School


SEND Provision Award                                                  

Winner: Rainford High

Runner up: Plantation Primary School


Innovative and Creative Literacy Award                       

Winner: Parish Primary School

Runner up: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary School


STEM Project of the Year                                               

Winner: Cardinal Langley RC High School

Runner up: Gateacre School


Outstanding Arts in Primary School                             

Winner: Riverside Primary School

Runner up: Lister Junior School


Outstanding Arts in Secondary School                        

Winner: St Julie’s Catholic High School

Runner up: Wirral Grammar School for Boys & Wirral Grammar School for Girls


Career Aspiration Award                                                

Winner: Abbot’s Lea School

Runner up: St Wilfrid’s CE Primary


Community Partnership Award                                     

Winner: Gateacre School

Runner up: Haydock High School


Mental Health & Wellbeing Award                                 

Winner: Bickerstaffe CE Primary School

Runner up: St Mary and St Thomas Church of England Primary School


Innovation in Education Award                                     

Winner: St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment

Runner up: Whitefield Primary School


Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School    

Winner: The Belvedere Preparatory School

Runner up: Halewood Church of England Primary School


Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School         

Winner: Formby High School

Runner up: Rainford High


Leadership Team of the Year                           

Winner: Wright Robinson College

Runner up: Knowsley Lane Primary School


Teacher of the Year                                                         

Winner: Paul Edwards, Cowley International College

Runner up Dr Carly Brooke, Liverpool Life Sciences


School Support Star of the Year                                   

Winner: Katherine Lockley, St Thomas CE Primary School

Runner up: Elizabeth Clarke, Kings Leadership Academy


Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider               

Winner: Robbie Fowler Education and Football Academy

Runner up: Carmel College


Most Inspirational Secondary School                           

Winner: The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Runner up: The Hollins


Most Inspirational Primary School                                

Winner: Eldon Primary School

Runner up: Alexandra Park Primary School


WOW Recognition Award                                              

Winner: Chorlton High School

Runner: up Kirkby High School