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Awards and external recognition


Sporting Roll of Honour 2022-23


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The afPE Quality Mark is a prestigious award which evidences the strength and quality of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) at Wright Robinson College. It will raise the profile of the subject and the school, both locally and nationally, and will promote the outstanding work that is being undertaken on a daily basis.

 The AfPE Quality Mark:

  • Ensures rigour and sustainability in the planning, monitoring and continuous development of high quality PESSPA
  • Recognises and celebrates outstanding practice and innovation in PESSPA so that the school ‘stands out from the crowd’
  • Provides evidence of whole school improvement
  • Raises the profile and promotes a positive message of PESSPA at local, regional and national levels
  • Provides a platform for sharing excellence and success
  • Outlines where your school is now, and where you are going!


"The difference that high quality physical education, school sport & physical activity make to the

lives of young people, is quite remarkable”- AfPE


Wright Robinson College is once again delighted to have been awarded 'National Online Safety Certified School'.

The NOS accreditation certifies that the college takes a whole community approach to online safety, empowering our leaders, teachers, governors, staff, students and parents/carers.

The college has an effective community approach to online safety and the protection and education of our students in their safe use of the internet and technology.




At the 2022 North West Educate Awards, held at Liverpool Cathedral, Wright Robinson were presented with the Award for ‘Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School’ . 

It is fantastic to have received the award as recognition for all of the hard work that takes place at the college on a daily basis.


The college has an extensive Physical Education and extra-curricular sporting programme, promoting a lifelong passion for physical activity and sport in young people whilst providing a wealth of opportunities for our community here in Greater Manchester.  

Big Health 2022


Wright Robinson College was awarded 1st place in the Manchester Healthy Schools 'The Big Health Challenge 2022'. This year's theme was 'What are you as a school community doing to promote positive health & wellbeing with next year's year 7'.


Our winning entry included a primary wellbeing festival, organised and delivered by our Year 9 Young Leaders. The activities focused on the '5 ways to wellbeing' and dealing with 'change when moving to a secondary school'. 



Wright Robinson College was named as the Silver Award winner of The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 2022. Created in 2018, the prestigious awards celebrate the unsung work of students going above and beyond to support local communities through volunteer work and charitable initiatives that are overlooked in exam and test results.


Following three-day regional heats in March, Wright Robinson College was selected from a total of 147 schools which took park in the awards this year, with students striving to make a tangible difference within their local communities. Wright Robinson is delighted to have our environmental initiatives recognised within the finals this year. Presenting their initiatives to the judging panel, the students showcased how their initiatives have had a positive impact on the local environment.  Each of the eight schools shortlisted for the award demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting and improving their local community. 


Wright Robinson College has received the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA). The SENDIA is awarded to schools who deliver high-quality education for pupils with SEND. Compliant with the SEND Code of Practice, the award framework focuses on removing barriers to learning through early identification, inclusive teaching and leadership. The college has fully evaluated impact in order to improve classroom practice and pupil outcomes.



Wright Robinson College has received the Excellence in Pupil Development Award (EPDA). This award offers a structured framework to evaluate and enrich our pastoral curriculum. The award evidences that the college is successful in developing pupil’s personal attributes and attitudes, such as self-confidence, resilience and self-discipline and preparing pupils for life in modern Britain.







Wright Robinson College has received the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). This award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it helps schools to deliver staff and pupil wellbeing, review staff training and revise school policies. This award is evidence that that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of life at Wright Robinson.


In July 2022, Wright Robinson College was one of only 3 Greater Manchester Schools who were awarded the Platinum School Games Mark. 

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely happy to have been awarded the highest ranking for the fifth consecutive year and as a result of embracing the School Games ethos, more students are more active and engaging in physical activity, sport and leadership at a level that is bespoke to the individual.







Wright Robinson College has been awarded the Gill Parry Best Practice in PE Award 2021.

The PE department developed the 'My mind my body’ to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity on the mind and body, with a focus on the physical, mental and social benefits. In the first instance, it was a two-week enrichment programme where the PE timetable was collapsed and the pupils followed a set programme, which consisted of different activities in PE lessons and across school. WRC staff, outside agencies (army, bikeability, fire brigade) and the pastoral team, ran the sessions. As a result of the feedback from the students regarding the two weeks and the excitement it created around school, it was felt that this initiative needed to be more than a ‘bolt on’ project and needed to embed into school life. The extra-curricular programme was adapted and the ‘Let’s Play’ clubs were introduced. These were activities where students could just play for physical, social or mental reasons and there was no pressure to join teams, compete against others or be coached.

The college then went on to develop the Let’s Play programme. Recently students have become Young Mental Health Champions and have started training to work with other young people within school.

The success of the initiative was a catalyst for a whole school approach towards mental health and wellbeing, which resulted in the appointment of a Mental Health and Wellbeing lead. Throughout the year, different departments deliver My Mind My Body through their curriculum.