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19th July 2022

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards!

St Brendan's has been shortlisted in the School/College of the year category in the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs).

The UK Social Mobility Awards recognise and celebrate UK organisations in their efforts to improve social mobility, both within their workforce and beyond it. Organised by societal change charity, Making The Leap, the SOMOs were the first national awards dedicated to social mobility, which aims to raise awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative work of forward-thinking organisations working to improve it.

This year’s shortlist comprises of organisations and individuals from a variety of industries who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing social mobility and the efficacy of the initiatives they have created.

The winners of this year’s event will be determined by an independent judging panel, made up of leading figures from business, charity, and the public sector. The judging panel is chaired by the HM Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE. Winners will be announced at an in-person awards gala at on Thursday 13th October 2022. 

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We are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for School/College of the year for the SOMO Awards! This highlights our sheer commitment and determination to support young people from all different backgrounds with access to quality post-16 education and opportunities to help them to develop and to fulfil their full potential. We cannot wait for the ceremony in October to celebrate with other organisations involved.

Marian Curran, St Brendan's College principal