Myerscough College receives award at prestigious ceremony

Posted on - 25th November, 2021 - 2:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Education, Preston News, Schools
Myerscough College won an award

A Preston college was honoured at the Educate Awards on Friday November 19.


Myerscough College won the Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider category, fighting off stiff competition from other colleges and providers from across the North West.

Judges were impressed by Myerscough College’s innovative operations, even during these unprecedented times.

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The college’s internal evaluations highlighted that despite a year of significant disruption, students responded positively beyond expectations.

The college has also been inspiring more young people to get into apprenticeships.

In 2020, Myerscough College exceeded it financial target by 11% and saw an overall 20% increase in income compared to the year before.

This increase also showed that Myerscough College is inspiring young people to get into apprenticeships and be one of the few institutions to buck the overall downward trend of apprenticeship recruitment nationally

The Educate Awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place at the Liverpool Cathedral.

This year was particularly special as the event celebrated its 10 year anniversary and over 550 guests brought glitz and glamour to proceedings.

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The Educate Awards has 21 categories which focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.

Inspiring individuals are also recognised through the Teacher of the Year Award, School Support Star of the Year Award and the School Governor of the Year Award.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “Congratulations to all the winning schools and colleges, you should be very proud of what you have achieved.

“A huge well done to the runners-up, those who were shortlisted and everyone who took the time to enter this year. The past two years have not been easy and your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

“Over the past 10 years, the Educate Awards has proudly shone a spotlight on the individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond.

“Senior leadership teams, teachers and staff have really gone the extra mile for their pupils, colleagues and wider community, and we can’t thank you enough for all the hard work and dedication.”

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