A Little Sutton primary school has been awarded a unique award for keeping children safe online.

St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School has achieved the National E-Safety Mark – the only school in Ellesmere Port to do so.

The school uses suites of iPads and other mobile technology, across its curriculum, to provide a stimulating curriculum for all students.

Moreover, training and support for children, parents and governors ensures that all children will stay safe online.

Older pupils are trained as ‘cyberleaders’ – and they help the younger ones to stay protected, when using the internet.

Headteacher Rob Hughes said: “We’re delighted to be innovating in technology, while also providing maximum safely for our learners.

“The internet has many dangers; teaching children how to avoid them is our speciality. We’re all delighted to receive this national accolade.”

Ron Richards, lead assessor for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark congratulated the school on its success and said that it was reassuring to know that the school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the online safety of the staff and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.