Our Academies

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College

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.



Errington Primary School

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.

Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit

At Bishopton they provide specialist support for all of our students within a safe and secure environment. They are a caring and supportive school which has a clear sense of purpose to develop the students’ academic potential and increase respect, discipline and confidence so that all are able to be successful at their next stage. The PRU runs like a school, but with some differences. They place a high emphasis on pastoral support. They also run a wide range of creative activities, designed to promote to their students a greater understanding of the wider world and their place within it. Their aim is for all of their students to lead successful, independent lives, both in the workplace and in their relationships with others.




Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College was last inspected in 2019 and was judged to be ‘Good’.

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Errington Primary School was last inspected in 2016 and was judged to be ‘Good’.

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Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit was last inspected in 2017 and was judged to be ‘Good’.

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Admission Arrangements

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College

Applications for Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College are accepted from the 1st September each academic year.

The application form for Prior Pursglove can be accessed here and the application form for Stockton Sixth Form can be accessed here.

Errington Primary School

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 : schools_admissions@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk. The School Choice Adviser can provide independent advice about choosing a school (01642 759074).

Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit

Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit admissions are taken through Stockton’s Local Authority.

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Laura Hall, on 01642 566 369

Please use the link below to obtain a copy of our school referral form.

Referral form




Courses on offer

At both Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form they 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.

View Prior Pursglove College’s prospectus here:

View Stockton Sixth Form’s prospectus here:

At Errington Primary School they offer the national curriculum, for a detailed list please visit Errington’s website here.

View Errington Primary School’s prospectus here: 

At Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit provides education and pastoral support to children in KS3 and 4, supporting them to overcome their difficulties and achieve their potential by building their confidence and self-esteem. For a detailed list please visit Bishopton’s website here.

View Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit’s prospectus here:







SEN local offer

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College

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 SEND Strategy here. 

Access the Local Offer website where you will find information and advice about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Errington Primary School

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.

Errington Primary School to access the SEND LOCAL OFFER for the LINK:


SEN Policy

SEND Information Report 

Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit

At Bishopton they welcome everybody into their community. They believe that their community reflects that every child matters and should be provided with the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. Every student at Bishopton has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects as well as following an appropriate GCSE curriculum or vocational pathways.

Click on the logo below for the Stockton LA SEND offer:

Special Educational Needs - Barley Fields Primary School

Click the link below for our SEND Policy

SEND Policy Jan 2021

Special Educational Needs Information Report