Colchester Sixth Form College

6th September 2017
Local MP, Priti Patel, has responded to the public consultation on the future of the Sixth Form College, Colchester, welcoming the Governors decision to establish a new academy trust to take over the management of Colchester’s Sixth Form College. 
The Sixth Form College, Colchester, provides post 16-19 general education including a wide range of AS, A Level and Applied General qualifications. The College currently has 3,116 16-19 year old students on roll.
The decision to establish for a new Trust to take the leadership is based on the interest to secure the best possible provision for its current and future students. 
There are no plans to alter the admissions criteria and all students on role at the Sixth Form College on the date of conversion to a 16-19 Academy will continue their education as currently planned in the new academy.
Priti commented:
“This is an exciting development for post-16 students in the Colchester area who have chosen to go on and further their studies at this reputable, local institution.
“Academy status gives greater freedom to teachers to raise standards and ensure that every child achieves their full potential. The primary purpose of academy conversion is the promotion of excellence. 
“The Government's education reforms have seen a dramatic improvement in results, particularly for disadvantaged children, and we are determined to put in place greater access and recognition for high quality technical and vocational education.
“Parents and pupils will join with me in welcoming this decision as it will enhance the quality of teaching and learning of students from our community.”
To have your say on the consultation, please visit the following link and download the consultation document:

Alternatively, you are invited to send your comments via email to: or in writing addressed to: ‘Academy Consultation’ The Sixth Form College, Colchester, North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SN.


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