Entries open for the Educate Awards 2019

The prestigious Educate Awards are back for 2019, with entries now open for schools and colleges across the region.

Founded by Kim O’Brien in 2012, the awards are the largest education awards in the North West.

From inspiring teachers, superb support staff to innovative projects across the curriculum, the Educate Awards are an opportunity for schools to showcase their credentials across a number of categories.

Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the awards has grown rapidly and now recognises schools and colleges right across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

In total there are 21 award categories, from Teacher of the Year, Career Aspiration, School Support Star of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to Sport.

A new category has also been introduced this year, recognising schools’ commitment to mental wellbeing. The Mental Health & Wellbeing Award will be awarded to a school with a strong commitment to promoting social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and wellness.

Kim O’Brien says: “We are so excited to open entries for the Educate Awards 2019 and begin our search for this year’s most inspirational schools, teachers and staff.

“The awards get bigger and bigger each year and are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the brilliant work happening in our region.

“We can’t wait to celebrate another year of outstanding education in the North West, so please get in touch and submit your entry!”

The awards are free to enter and open to all government funded and independent private educational establishments, including primary, secondary, further education providers and special needs schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 23 June 2019. The shortlist will be announced prior to the awards ceremony and the winners will be revealed on 15 November at Liverpool Cathedral.

For further information including full details of how to enter, please visit

“Overjoyed! Elated! Euphoric! So proud of my team, children and staff for winning Outstanding Arts in a Primary School 2018 at the Educate Awards. To have won it once was wonderful and to have defended our title successfully will go down in the history books of Riverside Primary School.

“We cannot thank Educate organisers enough for making everyone feel like movie stars… the magnificent setting, entertainment and ambience were second to none. What a magical evening celebrating all that is great about education. We are still celebrating now!”

Mrs Christina Lavine – Riverside Primary School


The Communication Award

Eco School Project of the Year

Spirit of Enterprise Award

SEND Provision Award

Innovative and Creative Literacy Award

STEM Project of the Year

Outstanding Arts in a Primary School

Outstanding Arts in a Secondary School

Career Aspiration Award

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Primary School

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School

Community Partnership Award

NEW! Mental Health & Wellbeing Award

Innovation in Education Award

School Support Star of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Leadership Team of the Year

Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider

Most Inspirational Secondary School

Most Inspirational Primary School

Wow Recognition Award

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