The fourth annual NEON Awards were held on 16th May 2016 at the RSA and KMPF partner: The Malling School were recognised with a commendation in the category of Outstanding Access School or College.
The NEON Awards provide the platform to celebrate the success of learners, and the contribution that NEON members are making. The transformative power that Higher Education can have on the lives of learners is best captured by individual stories and it is these that the awards aim to share.
With a background of an increased number of students from under-represented groups in HE, the Malling School has worked hard to ensure that students are able to reach their potential. This means that more students are able to enter Higher Education.
Progression Mentor Helen Cable and Senior Deputy Headteacher Helen Manyana were delighted to receive the commendation at the award ceremony and had this to say about their success:
"At the Malling School we were both shocked and delighted to hear that we had been shortlisted for the NEON Awards in the category Outstanding School.
"We have worked with KMPF since its conception and we have built excellent working relationships with the teams there.
"We have a programme of events in school supported by KMPF every year and many of our students are fortunate enough to attend Universities for extra curricular activities.
"Although we were not the winners in our category we experienced fabulous hospitality and came away with a Commendation which will be proudly displayed in the school reception."
You can find out more on NEON's website.