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Blackpool Sixth in line for top education award.

Blackpool Sixth in line for top education award.

Blackpool Sixth has been shortlisted in the prestigious TES awards in the Best Sixth Form category.

The Times Education Supplement awards, which have been running for six years, celebrate further education success stories across the UK.

Blackpool Sixth has been shortlisted because of its excellent achievement and progression rates, its strong links with schools, universities and other organisations and its clear commitment to improving the educational achievements of students across the whole Fylde Coast area.

Estelle Bellamy, associate principal, explained: “We are shortlisted not only for our outstanding results but our links with the Fylde Coast Teaching Alliance and the Teaching School and our high aspirations for students who are aiming for top places at Oxbridge and Harvard.

“We are delighted to have reached the final. It’s a wonderful reward for the hard work of the staff and students across our college and our partners.

“We are standing alongside some extremely successful and outstanding institutions and its a credit to our college that we are shortlisted for this prestigious award.

“It’s fantastic for not just us, but for Blackpool and our partner schools to celebrate so many positives for our area.”

The winners of the 14 categories will be announced in a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London’s Park Lane on 24 February.

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