BLACKPOOL Sixth Form is top of the class. Students and staff are celebrating after the sixth form was listed in The Sunday Times Top 20 sixth forms in the country.
The sixth form ranks alongside Yorkshire’s top sixth form and Cambridge and Harrow colleges and is now rated the best college in the Fylde.
Felicity Greeves, Blackpool Sixth Form Principal, said she was delighted with the award.
She said: “This is once again a measure of how far we have come as a provider of first class education.
“It is further evidence of the hard work of our students and staff and of our commitment to high aspirations and real achievement.”
The College has been ranked 15th out of the 92 sixth form colleges in the country. This is the first year this award has run, created to recognise the growing importance and academic success of sixth form colleges across the country.
The sixth form has undergone rapid expansion in recent years, with new facilities being built at its Blackpool Old Road site and an increase in the number of courses offered to students.
It was also deemed Outstanding at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2009.
Ms Greeves added: “The sixth form sector is generally recognised as having a stronger record of high achievement when compared with school sixth forms and further education colleges. This makes the high ranking of Blackpool Sixth even more remarkable.”
The College is ranked as the third best in the North West, with Cardinal Newman College, Preston, coming in top place for state funded sixth forms nationwide.