Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Benjamin Adlard Primary School

Benjamin Adlard Primary School

The Award for School of the Year – Making a Difference

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Benjamin Adlard Primary School has overcome enormous barriers to deliver on its vision of creating a haven in which children flourish. In an area of significant disadvantage, the school does all it can to amplify the voices of the children and the community it serves, providing an exceptional education in very challenging circumstances.

Moving from Special Measures to Good (the first good judgement the school has ever had) was just the beginning of Benjamin Adlard’s journey – the school team now has an impact in the community in ways that no Ofsted inspection could ever measure.

It has been an incredible journey, proving that better is always possible and bringing hope to a community where hope was once hard to find.