Cowley crowned winners at Educate Awards

Cowley is celebrating winning the award for ‘Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School’ at the recent Educate Awards.

The Educate Awards, the North West’s biggest education awards for schools, academies, colleges, teachers and non teaching staff, took place at the beautiful Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, 17th November.

Cowley were up for one award – Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School, and were up against some brilliant schools with fantastic sports provisions.  As part of this award, judges look at how committed schools are to developing sporting skills and opportunities for students to be active and compete on a regular basis through the provisions of teaching, coaching, extracurricular activities, partnerships and more.

The judging panel was particularly impressed by our entry, which presented the partnerships the school has with local sporting institutes/clubs, such as Saints, and the facilities outside of school that students are able to benefit from because of this.

Cowley was also praised by the panel for its extensive curriculum, the variety of extra-curricular activities available, and sporting scholarship programme that is in place to enable students with the ability to pursue careers at an elite level.  Recently, the college has added Fencing to its sports programme, once again demonstrating the breadth of activities available to students.

On the win, Mr Cormack, Principal said “We are absolutely delighted to have won at the prestigious Educate Awards.

“This award is testament to Cowley’s dedication in providing our students with the very best sporting opportunities. Our staff are constantly enhancing the sports enrichment on offer and I would like to thank them, our partners, parents and students for their part in this win.”

This award comes a year after the college was shortlisted in the Innovative & Creative Literacy category at the Educate Awards 2022.