School is on shortlist for a top prize

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Spreading the word is definitely top of the timetable for staff and students at one Fylde school.

Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form has got it’s communication skills down to a fine art.

The school has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Kirkham school is among the inspiring teachers, support stars and stand out schools named on the shortlist for the Educate Awards 2016.

Held at Liverpool Cathedral, it is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion. Hundreds of entries were sent in across the 21 award categories, breaking previous records.

Headteacher Andrew Waller said: “Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre is delighted to have been shortlisted for The Communication Award at this year’s Educate Awards. We are thrilled to have been recognised for the work we do.

“As a school we are continually developing and evaluating the ways in which we communicate with our parents, carers, students, staff and the wider community-looking at the most innovative and effective ways to share information, notices and news.”

An example saw more than 200 Year 7 students pose for a group photograph to spell out the word ‘Team’ to show they are now a part of the school community. Carr Hill High School takes a group photo of Year 7, spelling out a different word each year to welcome new starters.