A student from Stafford College, has won a prestigious national education award at a glittering ceremony held at Central Hall Westminster in London.

Matthew Risbey-Ward won the BTEC Award for IT and Computing Student of the Year in recognition of his achievement in the subject.

Former Walton Hall Academy pupil, Matthew, aged 19 from Great Haywood, also won a Special Achievement Award at the recent Stafford College Celebration Awards, having just completed the second year of his Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT, where he achieved exceptional distinction grades.   Matthew has recently secured a full-time job as a Software Developer with local company, Business Safety Systems.