Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College became the first merged sixth form college in 18 years when it was incorporated in May 2016. The result of a long and rewarding partnership between two thriving institutions, staff teams at both Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College are now working together in their joint vision to provide high quality learning across a wide range of subjects in caring and inclusive environments.
The ground-breaking decision to merge two colleges, valued in their local communities, served to strengthen and secure sixth from college provision in the respective boroughs of Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees for the longer term. Leaders and Chairs sought a pioneering approach to create a sustainable institution across two centres, better placed to meet students’ needs and provide excellence and innovation in learning. Both of the predecessor colleges have an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating and we are actively pursuing an ‘Outstanding’ judgement for the merged college.
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College benefits from shared leadership (Principal Joanna Bailey), (Deputy Principal Asma Shaffi), an extended network of senior managers on each site and a shared support team.
Prior Pursglove College was last inspected in 2015 and was judged to be ‘Good’ across all areas.
Stockton Sixth Form College was last inspected in2014 and was judged to be ‘Good’ across all areas.
Applications for Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College are accepted from the 1st September each academic year.
At both Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form we have a wide range of courses including Foundation Learning, Level 2, Level 3 and Adult courses. For a detailed list please visit Prior’s website here and Stockton’s website here.
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College is an open access college; we pride ourselves on always finding a course for anyone who applies to us regardless of age or ability, dependant on suitability, funding restrictions and course availability. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where students can thrive and reach their potential. The college welcomes applications from all, regardless of prior achievement, and is committed to providing appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable all students to be successful. You can download our SEN local offer here.