Welcome to Pendleton Sixth Form Centre

As Centre Principal, I would like to thank you for your interest in Pendleton Sixth Form Centre. I hope that you find this brochure informative and that you will come along to an open event to see for yourself why we are confident that you will be a success with us.

Our Pendleton Sixth Form Centre has a superb reputation throughout Greater Manchester and the North West. We attract students from a wide geographical area, giving the centre a rich and diverse mix of students. The centre is a vibrant and buzzing hive of activity that students thrive on and makes our centre unique and special.

The Pendleton Sixth Form Centre has developed its superb reputation through many years of outstanding success. This is reflected in our 99% A-Level pass rate and 100% advanced vocational pass rate, with many students gaining top grades in their subjects. It is also demonstrated in the accomplishments of our students after they leave Pendleton. We work individually with every student to help plan their future steps and find the right university and course or the best way into their chosen employment. Our success has been achieved by our students’ efforts, supported by dedicated and supportive staff who constantly ensure that every student is reaching their full potential. This, combined with our efforts to work alongside parents, means that every student really does have the best possible opportunity in this important stage of their education.

Our students are very successful in gaining places at their first choice of university and our links with universities enable students to have a full understanding of their options when leaving college. We also work closely with local and regional businesses to give students the chance to get their foot in the door in employment. This is supported by an innovative Level 3+ course which is offered to students who wish to gain further experience after their advanced level course. The short intensive programme provides a prestigious work placement, together with vital work skills. We also offer a range of HNC/D courses meaning that students have access to Higher Education, whilst not having to move from the area or to pay the level of course fees that they would have at university.

We offer an extensive range of A-Levels and vocational courses and our Performing Arts Department is renowned throughout the North West. We have record numbers of students gaining placements at top drama schools after their time at Pendleton, so much so that many of the drama schools actually attend Pendleton to audition students on-site! The Performing Arts Department hosts a number of top shows each year and the facilities in their area are second to none and I really hope that you will come along and see one of our productions; you will be amazed at the standard of the shows.

Our students gain many additional opportunities including some of the very best visiting speakers, wonderful trips and visits and a host of specific activities relevant to each student’s programme of study. Many students have won awards and competitions whilst with us and we encourage students to really make the most of every opportunity that they have.

We have a comprehensive college bus service and are on a main bus route meaning that we are easily accessible from all parts of Greater Manchester.

We really hope that you will come and visit Pendleton and see why we have the reputation that we do. You can find out more information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Kimberley Cash
Centre Principal
Pendleton Sixth Form Centre