WORCESTER Sixth Form College won College or post-18 Education and Training Provider of the Year.

On behalf of Worcester Sixth Form College, Jo Payne, PA to the principal, said: "Worcester Sixth Form College was delighted to win 'College or post-18 Education and Training Provider of the Year' at the Worcestershire Education Awards in 2019.

“It was fantastic for the dedication and hard work of all our staff to be acknowledged.

“We would encourage nominations to be made for any member of staff in local schools and colleges in recognition of the work of all teachers and support staff."

Accepting the award on the night, Ruth Scotson from Worcester Sixth Form College said: “It is absolutely fantastic to win.

“We are accepting on behalf of all the parents, pupils and staff who make it what it is.

“It is a great place to work and study.”

Student Henna Aslam, from the college in Spetchley Road, said: “There is so much support on offer to all students, covering all aspects of college, and I am so glad to have had the courage to seek out and take advantage of everything that is available. There is a lovely atmosphere and I enjoy the freedom and independence I get. I feel that it will be a great stepping stone from school to university.”

Introducing the award, guest speaker Rob Stokes said: “Students say Worcester Sixth Form College has a lovely atmosphere and is a great stepping stone from school to university.

“The college had a high acceptance rate for universities last year and had a focus on supporting its students’ academic and welfare progress.”

A nomination submitted said: “Students have a dedicated tutor who oversees their welfare and academic progress.

“Tutors also help students to develop their plans about what they want to do after leaving college and offer support to achieve them."