Education Awards 2016

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The Wigan and Leigh Observers and Wigan Evening Post are proud to announce their third annual Education Awards.

Sponsored by Wigan & Leigh College, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make within the education sector on a daily basis.

There are eleven categories. They are – Primary School of the Year Award, Secondary School of the Year Award, Inspirational Teaching Award, Primary School Pupil of the Year Award, Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award, Health & Wellbeing Award, Sports Achievement Award, Sustainable School Award, Unsung Hero Award and Career Aspiration Award.

Each category has its own criteria for nomination which you can view by clicking here

We are inviting you to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates.

To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier.

Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, Wigan Observer, Martland Mill Lane, Wigan WN5 OLX. Or you can email your entry to

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/person you are nominating, explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.

Closing date for nominations is Friday, May 20 at 9am.

The awards presentation evening will be at the Wigan & Leigh College on Thursday, June 16.

The Awards are open to primary and secondary schools only. Sixth forms and nurseries are not eligible for this competition.