THE Bankfield School in Widnes has been named School of the Year in the Trinity Mirror-Scottish Power Your Champions awards for Runcorn and Widnes.
Earlier this year The Bankfield School became the first secondary school in Halton to be graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, after it was given top marks by Government inspectors in July.
Ofsted praised the pupils’ behaviour and said they achieve well and receive excellent care, guidance and support.
Leadership at the school was also singled out for praise.
Earlier in the year headteacher Carole Owen was invited to Downing Street in recognition of Bankfield being one of the country’s most improved schools with above-average GCSE results.
Cllr John Swain, the council’s executive board member for children and young people, lavished praise on what the school has managed to achieve.
He said: “The report was great news for parents, students and teachers.
“And like any organisation, the success is down to good leadership along with the support of the school community as a whole.
“I’m delighted for them.”