SIX Wirral schools are among those across Merseyside shortlisted for honours in this year's Educate Awards.

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College in Moreton, Neston High School, Bidston Avenue Primary School, The Observatory School in Bidston, Riverside Primary School in Seacombe and Calday Grange Grammar School in Caldy have are on the for this year’s awards.

Bidston Avenue Primary School is a finalist for Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Primary School category, Clare Mount specialist sports college is shortlisted for the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision award and outstanding commitment to sport in a secondary school.

Neston High School is finalists for the Eco school project of the year and the spirit of enterprise categories.

The Observatory School in Bidston is up for the SEND provision and innovation in education awards while Riverside Primary School is shortlisted for Outstanding Arts in a Primary School accolade.

Calday Grange Grammar School is a finalist for the coveted WOW Recognition Award.

Now in its fifth year, the awards are the biggest celebration of education in the North West.

The shortlisted schools were drawn from hundreds of entries.

The awards ceremony will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, November 18.  

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: "The dedication, hard work and impact that Wirral teachers, support staff and school communities have is truly humbling and it was fantastic to see so many schools from across Wirral enter and put their projects forward.

"The entries this year have been amazing so thank you to each and every school that entered and best of luck to all those shortlisted."