An excelling Croydon school has been nominated for a national diversity award.

John Ruskin College is shortlisted for the most improved organisation of the year gong at the national centre of diversity awards, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in society.

The College has demonstrated an 11% increase in achievement rates this year and an overall achievement is above the national average.

With relation to value added the school is among the top 25% in the country, and 94% of students have progressed to either an apprenticeship, employment or university.

Mohammed Ramzan, Principal and Chief Executive, who has also been shortlisted for Principal of the year, said: “I am extremely proud and delighted that the achievements of the College have been recognized, which is due to the hard work of staff and students.”

The event takes place on January 17 in London.