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Spalding's Wygate Park Academy named Primary School of the Year at Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards




An incredible team is the secret of the success of our Primary School of the Year winner.

Spalding's Wygate Park were presented with the plaque by Matt Storey and Mark Hildred of sponsors Moore Thompson at last night's Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

The academy was nominated for its work in delivering the very best home-learning experience during lockdown.

Matt Storey and Mark Hildred, of sponsors Moore Thompson, with the Wygate Park Academy team
Matt Storey and Mark Hildred, of sponsors Moore Thompson, with the Wygate Park Academy team

It has been praised by parents for the amazing staff team, excellent environment and high levels of communication.

After receiving the award Executive Head Dr Craig Early said: "I am speechless - it is down to the amazing staff . We have an incredible staff team who do such a amazing job for a school which has only been running for seven years."

A tearful Sue Warrington added: "This is the best moment. I feel really proud."

Representatives from Long Sutton Primary and St Thomas C of E Schools with Matt Storey and Mark Hildred of sponsors Moore Thompson
Representatives from Long Sutton Primary and St Thomas C of E Schools with Matt Storey and Mark Hildred of sponsors Moore Thompson

Long Sutton Primary School was runner-up for the award. It was nominated for it's constant support through lockdown by organising a community larder food bank, and providing weekly printed learning packs and ongoing pastoral care.

Fellow runner-up St Thomas C of E School made 91 home visits were made during lockdown and 1,285 one-to-one video sessions.

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The Wygate Park Academy team heads to the stage
The Wygate Park Academy team heads to the stage
Matt Storey and Mark Hildred, of sponsors Moore Thompson, present the certificates
Matt Storey and Mark Hildred, of sponsors Moore Thompson, present the certificates
Moore Thompson sponsored the Primary School of the Year award
Moore Thompson sponsored the Primary School of the Year award


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