A County Londonderry post-primary has been named UK secondary school of the year at the 2022 Pearson Teaching Awards.

Limavady High School was presented with the award at the winners’ ceremony in London.

Health studies lecturers from North West Regional College (NWRC) won the UK Further Education Award.

The Pearson Awards were founded by film-maker Lord David Puttnam in 1998 to celebrate excellence in education. They are open to teachers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland and attract thousands of entries.

In 2021, former US President Bill Clinton paid tribute to Marie Lindsay, the former principal of St Mary’s College in Londonderry, when she picked up a lifetime achievement award.

Darren Mornin, the head teacher at Limavady High School, said winning the award was a “huge achievement for our school and our community”.

“This award is amazing recognition for all the hard work everyone here has put into making Limavady such a special place,” he said.