I am pleased to welcome you to Marple Sixth Form College and thank you for visiting our website. At Marple Sixth Form College we are very proud of our high academic and vocational standards but also believe students should get the occasion to enlarge their horizons outside of the classroom. Whether you still think of us as The Ridge or even The Willows, Marple Sixth Form College has been at the heart of the local community for over 80 years. Throughout this time we have upheld a tradition of high academic standards, excellent student guidance, and an inclusive approach to learning which helps prepare young people for the next stage of their lives. For the vast majority of our students, this means progressing to university – and many have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge, or Russell Group institutions. For others, a more vocational route may be preferred – which is why we also offer an exciting and diverse program of courses and extra-curricular activities linked to business, careers, and enterprise. In either case, we look to help our students maximize their full potential and equip them to pursue whichever pathway they choose to take in the future. This website shows in detail the extensive range of courses and programs on offer at our college, as well as information on the wide-ranging support which we can offer. As a college, we are committed to caring for each individual within a friendly and supportive learning environment. We offer both educational routes available to 16-year-olds after leaving Year 11 – namely A levels and vocational programs such as BTECs. We offer a stimulating learning environment and as a result, our students progress to the first-class destination of their choice, be it university, higher apprenticeship, or employment.
Mission, Vision & Values
Unlocking Potential, Fostering Success.
We are proud to be a career-concentrated, inclusive college guided by our values, vision, and mission. This framework provides the direction for our strategic plan which sets out to achieve our purpose of unlocking the potential and fostering the success of our learners, partners, stakeholders, and colleagues. You can find our full strategic plan here with the summary of our strategic priorities highlighted as:
Ensuring high-quality, responsive education and training for all our students enabling their success and supporting their progression.
Found Marple Sixth Form College as a sector-leading employer so that our colleagues thrive and deliver the highest quality of education and experience to all our students and stakeholders.
To ensure the highest quality of education and training to all our students and employers through an inclusive and career-concentrated syllabus.
To be a leading supplier of education and abilities that supports community cohesion and drives local and regional productivity.
We believe that every challenge is an opportunity to learn, develop and become stronger.
We set high expectations and standards for students, colleagues, and our communities, striving for excellence in all that we do
We allow ourselves and others to grow by treating each other with thoughtfulness and an open mind.
Collaborate and Teamwork
We work together, support one another, share ideas, and encourage success.
We value individual differences and creating an environment where everyone has the same occasions.
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