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2nd December 2021

St Brendan’s Sixth Form College has been recognised for its commitment to improving social mobility at the UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs).

The SOMOs are a unique set of awards that recognise and encourage action that will promote and increase social mobility. The awards aim to recognise best practice and innovation and celebrate excellence and achievement and elevate social mobility as a cause equal to the level of other diversity issues.

This year, St Brendan’s has been included in the SOMO’s Honour Roll, alongside big names in education, including Russell Group universities King’s College London, Newcastle University, and University of Exeter.

To make the SOMO’s Honour Roll, organisations have to have demonstrated a commitment to improving social mobility.

As well as key figures in education, other big names made the Honour Roll: Barclays, the Bank of England, PwC, Superdrug, and leading pub retailer and brewer The Greene King amongst many more.

Hetty Brown, teacher of English and Aspire Programme Coordinator at St Brendan’s said, “We’re really proud to be recognised by the Social Mobility Awards for our dedication to raising awareness and enhancing social mobility for our students and in our wider college community.”

Check out the SOMO's Honour Roll 2021 here.