Eldon Primary School

Eldon Primary School

Eldon expects the best….Let’s be the best that we can be!

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Local, Regional and National Awards and Performance Information

Eldon’s impressive journey continues to inspire the whole community

locally, regionally and nationally!


Eldon retains its Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status Award

November 2023 

The Governors, leadership team, staff and pupils are delighted that Eldon has retained its

Flagship Status for Inclusion. Sarah Linari was truly impressed with the school's inclusive approaches.

The in depth report highlights: 

'The Headteacher exemplifies an unwavering commitment to the inclusion agenda, ensuring that all decisions revolve around what is best for the children. As a result, the pupils are a testament to the school's success, displaying confidence, friendliness, articulacy and immense pride in their school. Remarkably, their excellent behaviour and attitudes reflect the positive learning environment. During the assessment day, the observed high standards in pupils’ books and active engagement in the learning, spoke volumes about the quality of teaching and learning. Impressively, parents and carers hold a very positive view of the school, while the staff express feeling supported and effective as a cohesive team, creating a delightful working environment. The school's ambitious vision for all is evident in the opportunities provided to give children experiences they would not typically encounter, truly living up to their ethos.'


Regional Northwest Educate Awards - October 2023

Eldon Primary School has been recognised for its unapologetically ambitious and inclusive education that it provides for the community it serves. The judges were staggered by the abundance of creative opportunities which transpire into phenomenal outcomes and improved life chances for our children and families. Subsequently, Eldon has made the shortlist for the category of 'Most Inspirational Primary School of the Year' award. Watch this space as we head to the finals in November.


Regional Northwest Educate Awards - November 2022 

Eldon was shortlisted for three regional awards!

These included: 

Outstanding Commitment to STEAM, 

Innovative Creative Literacy Award


Outstanding Commitment to PE in a Primary School!

Miss Power, Eldon’s Deputy Headteacher and English Lead was delighted to accept the winner's trophy for the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award!
Congratulations to our Eldon community!   


National TES Awards - May 2022

Eldon was proud to announce not one, not two, but three prestigious shortlists for: 

Subject Lead of the Year: English - Miss Power 

Subject Lead of the Year: Science - Miss Sharples 

Whole school: Best Use of Technology! 



National Pearson Teaching Awards - March 2022 

Eldon was proud to announce not one, but two prestigious shortlists for:

'Primary Headteacher of the Year' and 'Early Years Team of the Year'.



Regional Northwest Educate Awards - November 2021 

Eldon was shortlisted for four regional awards!

These included: 

Outstanding Commitment to STEAM (Runner Up)

Most Inspirational Primary School 

Innovative Creative Literacy Award


WOW Recognition Award!



The National Teaching Awards - June 2021

On 'Thank a Teacher Day' we found out that our ICT Manager Mr Aspinall was awarded Silver  

for the prestigious 'Digital Innovator Award'!

Congratulations Mr Aspinall!


National TES Awards -March 2021 

Delighted to announce that our impressive and unique school

has been shortlisted in the national Tes Awards 2021! Our inspirational team are ecstatic to be shortlisted for not one but TWO awards...Team English and Science, Technology & Engineering


In 2020, Eldon was proud to have been shortlisted for the

National TES ‘Best Use of Technology’ Award 2020!

At Eldon we place a huge emphasis on the importance of technology in everyday life and the role it can play in developing specific computing skills whilst applying these across the curriculum to raise standards. The installation of technology within school can come with a high cost and as such we deliver effective systems, which are utilised in dynamic and creative ways. Computing has taken precedence over the last three years with the appointment of specialist computing teacher who plans, resources, team teaches and assesses along with class teachers. Last year, the appointment a STEAM Teacher opened up further opportunities for more spectacular, joined-up learning!


In 2019, Eldon secured the Northwest Educate Awards 'Most Inspirational Primary School' Award!

Along side this, Eldon was also shorted listed for the TES Awards for 'Creative School of the Year!'


We have been the local ‘Lancashire Evening Post Primary School of the Year’ for four consecutive years (2015 - 2018) and the North West Educate Awards ‘Most inspirational Primary School of the Year 2018 and 2019! In 2018, Eldon was awarded the prestigious

‘TES Primary School of the Year Award!'


As an ‘Outstanding’ school (Ofsted 2017) with National ‘Flagship’ Status for Inclusion, our teachers, pupils, parents and Governors are unreservedly proud of our soaring achievements. Our standards remain among the best in the country when compared with similar schools. Through our innovative curriculum, Eldon is always looking for ways to develop the skills of our children. Our children relish the opportunity of accessing 25 different after school clubs run weekly, which develop our children’s personalities, skills and characteristics. Since ‘Eldon Experts the Best!’ we are living our vision, ensuring Eldon expects the best... we are ‘the very best we can be!’

Friday 25 September 2020


The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes Schools Awards  2020.

It's been revealed that Eldon Primary School has been shortlisted for the 'Best use of Technology' award.

Tes editor Ann Mroz said: “It is always a highlight of the education calendar to see the best ideas and people lauded at the Tes Schools Awards. But this year, it felt more important than ever to run an event that showcased and celebrated the hard work that teachers and school staff do for children and their local community every single day. This has been one of the most difficult years in education, but – as ever – teachers continue to rise to the challenge.

"We had a record number of entries this year and the standard was very high, so all those shortlisted should be very proud: it's an extraordinary achievement to be on this shortlist."

Sadly we cannot hold the awards night in person this year as we had planned. For the very first time, award winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Friday 13 November 2020.

To see the full list of who's in the running, pick up a copy of this week's Tes, or visit tesawards.co.uk

ICT Mark - 25th March 2020



Educate Award- Most Inspirational Primary School Of The Year

November 27th 2019



The Eldon Poem

The Eldon Poem

Eldon - A place of pride



tes winner 2018