Winstanley College is hoping to add a third award to its trophy cabinet after being shortlisted for a Times Education Supplement (TES) award.
The TES Further Education Awards 2017 celebrate the best further education colleges in the country. From record number of entries – up by a third compared with last year –, they have been shortlisted for ‘Sixth Form College of the Year’.
Winstanley College has made somewhat of a habit of winning awards; in November they won the title of ‘Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider’ at the Educate Awards (see pic) and earlier this year they were named ‘Sixth Form of the Year’ at the Educate North Awards.
The College, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted has been singled out amongst top performing colleges in the county for various reasons including its impressive results: earlier this year, the Sunday Times Schools Guide named Winstanley as one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country, ranking it 2nd nationally in terms of average total points score per student.
“This could be a hat trick year for us,” says Principal Louise Tipping “we’ve already won two awards – this could be our third.”
The winners in the 14 categories will be announced in a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London’s Park Lane on 24 February.
Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon, who will be attending the ceremony, said: “Further education is one of the most important tools we have to give millions of people the education, skills and jobs for the future. That’s why it’s important to celebrate our FE sector, and the excellent work that is going on in colleges across England delivering quality training.
“Congratulations to everyone up for an award at the TES FE Awards 2017. You are champions of further education and play a vital role in ensuring that people of all backgrounds get on the ladder of opportunity to fulfil their potential. Thank you also to TES for making these awards such a success.”