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Educate Awards 2016: Three West Cheshire schools shortlisted

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 18

The Educate Awards 2016 ceremony will take place next month

Three West Cheshire schools have been shortlisted for an award as part of the Educate Awards 2016.

Barnton Community Nursery and Primary in Northwich, Neston High School and Cherry Grove Primary School in Chester have all been recognised for their success.

Inspiring teachers, support stars and stand out schools will be awarded as part of the competition.

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Hundreds of entries were sent in across the 21 award categories, including the WOW recognition award, teacher of the year and support star of the year.

Barnton Community Nursery and Primary in Northwich is in the running for one of the most prestigious of the night, the most inspirational primary school.

Mr Martyn Dutton, a teacher at the school, has also made the shortlist for bringing learning to life.

The winners of the Educate Awards 2016 will be announced on Friday, November 18

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Neston High School has been shortlisted for two of the night’s awards including eco school project of the year and spirit of enterprise while Cherry Grove Primary School in Chester is up for the outstanding arts in a primary school award.

The awards, held at Liverpool Cathedral, celebrate the success of schools across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire. They are now in their fifth year and are the biggest celebration of education in the North West.

This year’s judging panel includes Henry Platten, founder of the multi award-winning eCadet Scheme; Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM; James Tartt, Merseyside track athlete and architect; Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell; Olympian and managing director of Raise The Bar, Steve Smith; Councillor Gary Millar, Liverpool’s cabinet member for business, enterprise and investment; 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; and the education team at the respected Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

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The winners will be announced on Friday, November 18.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says: “We’re delighted to finally reveal the shortlisted schools ahead of the Educate Awards ceremony next month.

“With more entries than ever before, this year our judges found it so challenging to put together the final shortlists for each category.

“The dedication, hard work and impact that Cheshire teachers, support staff and school communities have is truly humbling and it was fantastic to see so many schools from across Cheshire enter and put their projects forward.

“The entries this year have been amazing so thank you to each and every school that entered and best of luck to all those shortlisted.”

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