Manchester Evening News Schools Awards 2015

Primary School of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that Northenden Community School has been named Primary School of the Year 2015 at the annual Manchester Evening News Schools Awards ceremony, sponsored by One Education (Education Services provider) and Manchester College.   The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Friday 10th July.

Mrs Gray, Mr Arkell and two of our Year 6 children represented the school at the event, returning to school at 3.00pm just in time for us to show off our lovely glass trophy (see picture below) and take a moment to celebrate at the end of Friday afternoon’s concert.

You can find out more about the awards and see photographs of the event via the link below:

We understand that photographs (see below) will be published in the Manchester Evening News on Saturday 11th July.



We were nominated in one of various categories of award, Primary School of the Year, in recognition of the work the school does and the challenges we have faced this year after the fire of 31st October 2014.  Nominated schools across Greater Manchester were then shortlisted to just three schools in each category.  In our category, we were selected for the final alongside a fellow Manchester school and a school from Rochdale to whom we offer both our congratulations and commiserations.  We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those schools and staff who were nominated for these awards and the eventual winners of each category, particularly the team at Manchester Enterprise Academy in Wythenshawe who won the Secondary School of the Year award.

The online article states, “The One Education Primary School of the Year went to Northenden Community School which were recognised for their outstanding achievements in the face of adversity when a fire ripped through the roof of the school last year.” 





I would like to congratulate the whole school community on receiving this award.  It is in recognition of the efforts of everyone at school, of wonderful team work and of the children’s achievements.  This is great news for the school and a very unexpected but lovely end to what has been, it is fair to say, a rather challenging year.  We are hoping for a less dramatic 2015-2016!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone (staff, governors, pupils, parents and volunteers) who has contributed to the work and achievements of the school this year and in making this, despite some obstacles, another successful year for the school, culminating in this high-profile award.  I am very proud to be part of such a great staff team and to work and spend time with the many lovely, hard-working and talented children we have at our school.  Thank you for your support.

Well done everyone!

Ian Beard





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