Parrs Wood Sixth Form College



I am delighted that you’re considering joining our college for the next phase of your education. You will be joining a thriving, highly successful and diverse student body where our core values of community, creativity and achievement resonate as deeply within our college as they do in our main school.

We are immensely proud of all our students, past and present, for their range of achievements and love nothing more than hearing about them when they return to see us year after year.From the numerous fund-raising activities organised by our sixth formers, their support to our younger students, to their achievement both academically and socially, they are a credit to everyone in our sixth form college. 

We are aware of the big changes that face students when starting post-16 education. As a result, every member of staff understands your ‘starting point’ and therefore can successfully support you through the difficult transition from GCSE to sixth form study. 

We also understand that at the age of 16, not everyone knows what they want to do with their future and therefore what subjects to study further. As such, we will still ask the majority of our students to select four subjects to study in Year 12. 

We provide high quality advice and guidance to prospective students at our open day, interview evenings, enrolment days and during their time with us in the college to ensure they gain the highest graded qualifications to achieve their aspirations. 

Conscious that academic achievement is only part of your story, we have a diverse enrichment programme for you to gain alternative skills and experiences outside of your timetabled study, from Duke of Edinburgh to yoga! This, alongside numerous social events such as quizzes and our mini-sport’s day, maintain our cohesive and friendly community.

So, all that’s left to say is the best of luck for your exams, and we hope you’ll choose to be part of our great college in September!

Andrew Langford
Director of PWSFC