A POPULAR Bolton school which works to ensure all pupils succeed, regardless of their background, has been shortlisted for a national education award.

St Peter’s CE Primary School in Farnworth has been shortlisted for the Most Inspirational Primary School and for the SEND ­— special educational needs and disability ­— Provision Award for the Educate 2020 Awards.

Organisers say the school, marked outstanding by Ofsted, stood out for its “relentless drive to innovate and improve, in order to ensure that all pupils succeed, regardless of their socio-economic background or ability”.

Headteacher Lynn Williams said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a prestigious Educate awards, in two categories this year. Being shortlisted for most inspirational primary school, is greatly appreciated as we were nominated by a parent, and that really means a lot, particularly after the challenges that schools have faced this year.

“To know that our parents and community appreciate our efforts is extremely rewarding to the staff, and drives us to continue to ensure we work hard to inspire our children. We would like to say a very big thank you to our nominator. “

She added: “Furthermore, as a mainstream school, to be shortlisted for the SEN provision award, is a great achievement for our SEN team. We are very proud that their hard work and dedication has been recognised in this way.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge well done to St Peter’s C of E Primary School for being shortlisted in the Educate Awards 2020!

“It has been a really tough year for everyone and so we felt it was more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the heroes of the education sector and all the hard work that goes on in schools and colleges around the North West. “

St Peter’s CE Primary School has previously won Primary School of the Year in The Bolton News School Awards.

Teachers work to help pupils to recognise the role they play in determining their own destiny.