SELBY College staff celebrated 30 years of education with a special cake-cutting ceremony, to mark the occasion.

Principal and Chief Executive, Allan Stewart, said: "From the beginning, the college was challenged to be at the forefront of education and was created out of the sixth forms of Selby High School and Barlby High.

"Since then the college has consistently achieved the highest results in the country, always being in the top ten per cent by performance.

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of the 100,000 students, their parents and guardians, the staff and governors, and the many individuals, groups, employers and partners who have each contributed over the past 30 years to making their local college the success story it is today."

Vernon Wells, chairman of governors at the college, said: "The college has a great past, but also a great future ahead.

"It is a leader in its sector and an important part of Selby and the surrounding area. The aim from the outset was always to make the organisation the finest Further Education College in the area, and our results each year prove we have achieved that goal.

"We are not an organisation that rests on its laurels, we have new challenges ahead, but with the quality of our teaching and support staff, our state-of-the-art facilities and a determination to constantly improve our services, we will continue to be a vanguard in further education."