St John Rigby College is one of only eight colleges nationally shortlisted for The Times Educational Supplement’s "Sixth Form College of the Year" Award.
A number of factors have led to this nomination. SJR is consistently named amongst the top colleges in the country, and is the top college in Wigan for A level progress. SJR is a college where students achieve outstanding results and it is the home of the unique “Elective Programme” that adds context to students' learning and involves a range of local and national employers in our students' A level and Vocational study programmes.
TES FE editor Stephen Exley said: “Our judges have been extremely impressed with the high quality and quantity of entries we have received this year. Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist – we look forward to seeing you on 24th February.”
Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon said: “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 the TES for making these awards such a success.”
College Principal Peter McGhee added: “I am incredibly proud of the work of staff and students at the college. To be shortlisted for this award is an exceptional achievement! This is the second time we have been shortlisted for a prestigious award in as many months reflecting the fact that there is something exceptional happening at SJR. An inclusive college and a unique environment that offers students exceptional opportunities for success, happiness and personal growth.”