Wigan & Leigh Education Awards 2021

Wigan & Leigh Education Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that last night in the Wigan & Leigh Education Awards 2021, Mrs Gormally was very deservingly awarded ‘Head Teacher of the Year’. The virtual ceremony was Sponsored by Wigan & Leigh College and hosted by Dave Guest, former Chief Reporter for BBC North West tonight who personally announced and congratulated Mrs Gormally for the prestigious win.

Special guests at the awards included the Mayor of Wigan, the worshipful councillor (Yvonne Klieve), the Principle of Wigan & Leigh college (Anna Dawe) and the deputy editor of the Wigan Observer and Wigan Post (Charles Graham). As a school we where thrilled to have been nominated and shortlisted as finalists by the community in 4 categories;

  • Secondary School Pupil of the Year – Ella Rose Scott, Aliyah Markham & Darcy Harrington
  • Head Teacher of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Secondary School of the Year Award

We would like to thank everyone who nominated and supported us in this celebration of Primary and Secondary Education in the Wigan Borough. 

Margaret Byrne, Chair of Governors wrote:

“On behalf of the Governing Body of Golborne High School, we should like to thank all the pupils and staff whose hard work and dedication to the school, won us the nominations at the Wigan and Leigh Education Awards.  It was with great pride that we could listen to the school named in so many of the categories.  Events like this showcase what an outstanding school Golborne High is and that we are at the forefront in education.

Special thanks and Congratulations go to Mrs Gormally, whose leadership of our great school was recognised by all, as she won the Headteacher of the Year Award.  This is a very prestigious accolade and is very well deserved.  We have known for many years that Mrs Gormally is an exceptional Headteacher, but it was good to see that other people throughout the Borough appreciate her as much as we do and it is important, after such a difficult pandemic year, that we celebrate with Mrs Gormally this wonderful achievement.”


Humbly, Mrs Gormally responded to staff:

‘’My win is your win! We are a Team and our great achievements are brought about through commitment, dedication and working together as a group of staff who care about children's futures. I look forward to the day when we can celebrate this win for Golborne High School.’’


After one of the most unimaginable & unprecedented years, all at Golborne High School are so proud of the dedication and commitment Mrs Gormally has shown to ensure the pupils education, safety and staff wellbeing are at the forefront of priorities.


We thank you all again, as a community, for the nominations and support. As always, we endeavour to encourage our children to dream the biggest dreams.