The Bolton News Education Awards are back for 2023. 

Our awards celebrate the best in Bolton’s schools, from students to teachers to entire schools. 

Our winner for School of the Year, sponsored by Bolton Council, is Beaumont Primary School, Ladybridge. 

Held in high regard by parents whose children attend the school, here is one of the testimonies that swayed our judges: 

"Beaumont Primary is warm, welcoming and greet you with a smile. All staff put the children first and do everything they can to help them achieve their best. 

"There is a good working relationship between staff, parents and children. The staff are always on hand to answer any questions and solve any problems which can be done face to face or via mobile phone applications, a great way to communicate. 

"The applications also allow parents to see their child's progress, how they've behaved and see pictures and videos of what the class has been doing, which is great from a parent's point of view. It feels like we are all one big family with one motive. 

"When it comes to results and achievement, Beaumont is shining, with impressive results putting them in the top 5% of schools in the country." 

Stacey Postle, Headteacher, said: "I am over the moon that our school has been recognised this year, especially after some of the schools that have got it in the past, I think it's a real honour for our school to have school of the year. 

"I do know that we have some big contenders in Bolton, the Bolton family work together to create the best for Bolton children, but today I think we'll enjoy the fact that we've got this award for our Beaumont family. 

"We are a team, everyone has a voice at our school, parents, governors, staff, children, and it's paid off, so we're really proud, and I think we might even have an extra playtime!"

Uzair Mohamed, Headteacher Prefect, said: "I'm really happy and I think that (Miss/Mrs) Postle has been working very hard to try and get this award. 

"I think the main thing is, the staff always think about the children first, they're not selfish, they really want the children to be the best, to their max potential."

Congratulations also go to All Saints CE Primary, who were highly commended for this category.