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Best Sixth Form Colleges in South West

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  • South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

    South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is a co-educational 16 Plus institution offering high-quality education and training. With a dedicated headteacher and excellent relationships with stakeholders, the college ensures effective safeguarding arrangements. While some lessons may be less effective, the college provides good-quality accommodation and resources for learning. Currently, there is a need for improvement in certain areas regarding outcomes for learners. Overall, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College strives to provide a supportive and enriching environment for students to achieve their potential.
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  • Robert Owen Communities

    Robert Owen Communities is a 16 Plus school located in Totnes, South West. With a co-ed gender policy, the school offers a unique educational experience for students aged 16-80 years old. Led by Headteacher Therese Timberlake, the school focuses on providing a supportive environment for students with special educational needs.
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  • Sheiling College

    Sheiling College is a co-ed school located in Ashley, St. Leonards and St. Ives. Founded in 2012, it offers specialized education for students aged 19-24. With a strong focus on personalized learning, the college ensures excellent progress towards goals. Additionally, it provides a range of external opportunities for work experience, fostering students' personal and professional development.
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  • Bridgwater and Taunton College

    Bridgwater and Taunton College is a vibrant educational institution offering a wide range of subjects and certifications. With a dedicated team of tutors, students receive the support and direction they need to excel academically. The college also emphasizes extracurricular activities, providing opportunities for personal growth and enhancing students' resumes. Join us to discover how our comprehensive education can help your child reach their full potential.
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  • New College Swindon

    New College Swindon is a well-established and highly regarded educational institution that offers a broad curriculum for students aged 16 and above. With a strong focus on safeguarding, the college provides effective support for learners with specific needs. Additionally, adult learners and apprentices have access to excellent resources and amenities. While there may be room for improvement in terms of catering to different abilities and challenging learners, the college has consistently maintained a good rating since 2014.
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  • Falmouth University

    Falmouth University is a renowned 16 Plus (Sixth Form) co-educational school in Falmouth, South West England. Led by Professor Anne Carlisle, it offers a dynamic and inclusive learning environment for students aged 16 to 99 years. With a focus on creativity and innovation, Falmouth University prepares students for successful future careers.
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  • Dillington House

    Dillington House is a renowned Sixth Form school located in Whitelackington, South West. With an age range of 16-99 years, it provides a co-ed education for students seeking to further their academic pursuits. The school does not offer boarding facilities and focuses on creating a nurturing environment for students of all abilities.
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  • Ruskin Mill College

    Ruskin Mill College is a nurturing and inclusive sixth form college in Stroud. With a focus on social and emotional wellbeing, students with moderate learning difficulties or mental health conditions thrive in a supportive and respectful environment. The college promotes work-related skills development and values each individual's growth and improvement.
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  • Oakwood Court College (Phoenix Learning Care Ltd)

    Oakwood Court College is a specialist co-ed school located in Dawlish, South West. Established in 2006, it offers education and care for students aged 16-25 with social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as moderate and severe learning difficulties. With a focus on individual development and support, the college aims to empower students to become valuable members of society. Accredited by CQC and Ofsted, Oakwood Court College prioritizes honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect, and teamwork in providing the best education and care for its students.
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  • Education and Care (Devon) Ltd At 7-9 Oak Park Villas

    Education and Care (Devon) Ltd At 7-9 Oak Park Villas is a specialized school in Dawlish, South West. With a focus on social, emotional, and mental health, as well as moderate and severe learning difficulties, we provide tailored education and care for students aged 16-25. Led by Mr Frank Loft, our dedicated team ensures a safe and inclusive environment for co-ed students.
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  • North Bristol Post 16 Centre

    North Bristol Post 16 Centre is a vibrant and diverse co-ed sixth form school in Bristol. With a strong focus on academic achievement, the school has achieved an impressive A-level pass rate of 24.10% for students achieving AAB or higher. Offering a welcoming and antiracist environment, it is a great choice for parents looking for a supportive and inclusive educational community.
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  • Petroc

    Petroc is a co-ed school in Tawstock, South West. With a dedicated headteacher, Mr Sean Mackney, the school offers education for students aged 16-99. Petroc focuses on sixth form education, providing excellent A-level results with an average points score of 35.32. While achieving AAB or higher rates are at 15.20%, Petroc ensures a supportive and inclusive environment for all students.
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  • City College Plymouth

    City College Plymouth is a co-educational sixth form school located in Devonport, Plymouth. Led by Ms Jackie Grubb, the school offers a wide range of courses and opportunities for students aged 16 to 99 years. With a focus on inclusive education, City College Plymouth provides a supportive environment for students with diverse needs.
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  • St Brendan's Sixth Form College

    St Brendan's Sixth Form College is a high-achieving Roman Catholic co-ed college in Bristol. With excellent teaching and learning practices, the college offers a wide range of subjects at Levels 2 and 3. It provides exceptional care and support for students' well-being and has strong links with employers for work experience. While there is room for improvement in certain areas, the college fosters a welcoming and supportive community where students can thrive and achieve their goals.
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  • Weston College

    Weston College is a co-ed 16 Plus school in Weston-super-Mare. Led by Dr Paul Phillips, the school fosters an inclusive atmosphere where every student is treated with respect and dignity. With a focus on equality of opportunity and access to education, the school is committed to helping students reach their full potential. In 2019, the A-level results showed 5.20% of students achieving AAB or higher, with an average of 27.45 points (based on best 3 subjects).
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  • South West Regional Assessment Centre

    South West Regional Assessment Centre is a co-educational sixth form school located in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. With a focus on students aged 16-25 years, the school offers a nurturing environment for young adults to develop their potential. Led by Mr Adrian Gunner, the school prioritizes personalized learning and provides comprehensive assessments to support individual needs.
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  • Hartpury College

    Hartpury College is a specialized educational institution in Gloucestershire, UK, offering a wide range of courses in agriculture, animals, equines, sport, and veterinary nursing. With state-of-the-art facilities, including the largest equestrian instructional facility in the world and modern sports facilities, Hartpury College provides an exceptional learning environment. With outstanding exam results, high student satisfaction, and a strong focus on preparing students for future opportunities, it is an ideal choice for parents seeking quality education for their children.
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  • Employ My Ability (EMA) Ltd

    Employ My Ability (EMA) Ltd is a 16 Plus (Sixth Form) school located in Moreton, South West. Founded in 2015, EMA focuses on providing education to students aged 16-25 with special educational needs. With a co-ed environment and a dedicated staff led by Mr James Dunham, EMA offers a nurturing and inclusive learning experience for students.
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  • Kehelland Trust

    Kehelland Trust is a 16 Plus Sixth Form school located in Camborne, South West England. With a focus on horticulture, the school provides a supportive and inclusive environment for students aged 16-24 with learning and/or physical disabilities to develop their social and personal skills. The school aims to empower students, enhance their independence, and encourage active participation in the community.
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  • V Learning Net

    V Learning Net is a co-educational school catering to students aged 16-23 in Launceston. With a focus on 16 Plus education, our small school size of 80 creates a personalized learning environment. Led by Headteacher Stephen Howard, we strive to provide high-quality education with a strong emphasis on virtual learning.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 52 sixth form colleges across England that offer high-quality academic education to 16 to 18-year-olds enabling them to progress to university or higher level vocational education.

Here's list of the best sixth form colleges in South West:
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Robert Owen Communities
Sheiling College

The number of students studying at Arts University Plymouth is 1,500, making it one of the biggest sixth forms in South West.

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