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.
At Errington they believe that every child has a right to a wonderful environment of learning and education. They are committed to developing skills for life. They are investing in pupils and people and provide children with opportunities to develop high levels of independence, provide children with a voice and to be able to make a difference.
The school has enriched surroundings and outdoor provision to further develop aspects of learning.
Errington is well equipped and has a rolling program of modernisation and improvement. Their children have access to the most up to date technology and are able to offer a wide range of opportunities for extra curricular activities.
Prior Pursglove College was last inspected in 2015 and was judged to be ‘Good’.
Stockton Sixth Form College was last inspected in 2014 and was judged to be ‘Good’.
Errington Primary School was last inspected in 2016 and was judged to be ‘Good’.
Applications for Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College are accepted from the 1st September each academic year.
Errington Primary School follows the admission procedures of Redcar and Cleveland Council.
School Admissions Procedures
To enquire about the application process or the availability of places at particular schools please contact the Admissions Team (01642 837740/837730) or email : firstname.lastname@example.org. The School Choice Adviser can provide independent advice about choosing a school (01642 759074).
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.
At Errington Primary School we offer the national curriculum, for a detailed list please visit Errington’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.
Errington Primary School is an open access school; All schools in the Redcar and Marske Teaching Schools Alliance are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all children including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
Careers guidance is your passport to the future. We have highly experienced, specialist advisers who, together with your progress tutor, help you make the right choice for your future.
At college there will be opportunities to take part in events such as the Higher Education Fair, educational and employer visits. Whatever your ultimate destination we can help you get there.
In the second year, tutor groups are split according to students’ particular progression needs; higher education, apprenticeships or careers. The college has a fully-trained careers advisor who is on-hand to provide relevant, up-to-date guidance to students on the opportunities available to them through local training providers and in the world of work.
We have excellent links with employers across the Tees Valley, from schools and hospitals to law firms and accountancy practices, aswell as a dedicated Work Experience Coordinator whose responsibility it is to secure professional placements for students. For many competitive careers, like veterinary science, dentistry and teaching, for example, work experience is required for entry into higher education. We work closely with students wanting to progress into these sectors to ensure these placements are secured in advance of applying to university.
All students interested in progressing to university are offered the chance to visit Open Days, from residential visits to Oxford and Cambridge, trips to Russell Group institutions and taster sessions at Teesside and Sunderland.
The college also works closely with the local authority and Youth Direction service to provide additional support for students unsure of their next step.
Find out about our Careers Strategy here.
Make an appointment with our Progression Coordinator, Laura Main here.