Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Westleigh Methodist Primary School

The Award for Primary School of the Year - Making a Difference

Leigh, Lancashire

In March 2018, Westleigh Methodist Primary School in Wigan made national headlines after a fire tore through a large part of the main building. The blaze destroyed nearly half of the school. Despite the disruption, the school celebrated its best ever set of KS2 results that Summer and was recognised by Ministers for being in the top 3% of schools in the country for the results pupils achieved. This was because the school’s community came together when it was needed most.