RENDCOMB College has won the ICT Facility Award at the Education Business Awards Ceremony.

The school were presented the award in London on Thursday, July 6.

The school were also commended in three further categories; School Buildings, Educational Visits and ICT Innovation.

Receiving the award, head of college Rob Jones said: “The ICT and Computing department here at Rendcomb is forward-thinking, creative and innovative so receiving this award is a true testament to the hard work my colleagues dedicate to the success of the department day in, day out.

“The department has a maker-space, a computing laboratory, 3D printer, Oculus Virtual Reality headsets and Computing lessons are delivered using real-life examples; pupils are currently working on creating 3D printed prosthetic limbs operated by Raspberry Pi computers.

“The department are also linked closely with other STEM subjects and cross-curricular activities take place regularly; pupils recently took part in the SSC Bloodhound and BBC micro:bit Rocket Car Challenge bringing Computing, Physics, Design Technology and Mathematics together.”

The school was also commended in the School Building category for their new £3.3m performing arts centre, in the Educational Trips category for the recent Geography, Spanish and Science cross-curricular trip to Patagonia and in the ICT Innovation category for the use of technology across the school’s campus.

The award ceremony was hosted by Stephen Drew, headteacher of Brentwood County High School who found fame after featuring on the Channel 4 documentary, Educating Essex.