On Friday 22 June the national TES Awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Formby High School was shortlisted for the Most Creative School and Secondary School of the Year. Eight schools were shortlisted in both categories. We are delighted to confirm that FHS won the Creative School of the Year and Mr Cook received the award on stage from Al Murray (Pub Landlord). This is one of the most high profile events in the education calendar, attracting an audience of 1000, including the Secretary of State for Education and HM Chief Inspector of Schools. It is a phenomenal achievement and deserved recognition of the great work that takes place at FHS on a daily basis to promote creativity. Mr Mackenzie commented how receiving the award on this national platform was a moment of great pride.
We did not win the Secondary School of the Year, losing out to Kensington Aldridge Academy, the school that neighbours Grenfell Tower and lost five of its students in the disaster. Within two months of the fire it had reopened, relocating to new, temporary accommodation, and recently it received an outstanding Ofsted judgement. The school’s story over the last year is an inspiration and they are wholly deserving winners of the award.
Visit the Times Educational Supplement (Tes) Awards website for a full overview of the event and the winners.
Well done Team Formby High!