Award Categories


Primary School of the Year Award

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Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Secondary School of the Year Award

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Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Primary School Pupil of the Year Award

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Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award

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Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Career Aspiration Award

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This category recognises schools that are aspiring children and young people to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them.

Inspirational Teaching Award

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This award recognises teachers who have made a significant contribution to the success of their students and provided an inspiration to children.

Creative Arts Award

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Sponsored by Blackpool and The Fylde College This award will recognise the exceptional talent of a pupil involved in any aspect of the creative arts including fashion, photography, graphic design, performing arts, music, media and fine art. The category welcomes nominations for a project, a performance or an outstanding technical skill.

Young Scientist/Engineer Award

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This award will recognise an individual who has displayed outstanding achievement, or improvement, in science or engineering.

Sports Achievement Award

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This award rewards an individual or team for excelling in a particular sport or sports at school or through their dedication and commitment outside of school hours.

Health and Wellbeing Award

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This award recognises a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a positive approach to exercise, nutrition and general wellbeing for students, staff and families.

School Trips Award

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This award recognises educational visits that have empowered a student to discover a new way of learning. Consideration will be given to new experiences, involvement of students from varying abilities and backgrounds, bonding experiences, contribution to development and confidence, as well as the delivery of learning objectives and increased enthusiasm.

Headteacher of the Year

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This award will honour those headteachers who display dedication to excellence, outstanding leadership qualities and passion for raising standards not only in their own school but across the region.

Resilient Revolutionary School Award

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This award is given to the school that has demonstrated strong co-production; inclusive culture and ethos; innovative practice to improve well-being and resilience of whole school community, under the banner of the resilient revolution.

Education Support Award

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This award recognises a team or individual who has made an outstanding contribution in supporting children, young people and colleagues in their education setting (e.g. in an assistant teaching or pastoral support capacity) and wider community, consistently goes the extra mile and is an inspiration to others.

Unsung Hero Award

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The focus is on paying tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have a positive impact on day-to-day life.