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Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A Levels and BTEC courses for 16-19 year olds.

With a choice of over 60 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A Levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

Summer 2015 saw the completion of a £29 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.

Principal’s message

Welcome to Blackpool Sixth!

As the principal, I am delighted to share with you information about our college.

We are a high achieving, specialist sixth form college built on a culture of excellence and high aspirations. The college prides itself on its relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning from a team of dedicated and highly qualified staff. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the very best learning experience and our students tell us that support for students is truly outstanding. Additionally, students benefit from an extensive range of enrichment activities that widen their college experience and help develop valuable knowledge and skills to support successful progression. We have strong links with local employers and many of our students benefit from work placements and expert advice from industry professionals during their time with us.

Our focus on ‘building your future’ resulted in 86% of upper sixth students progressing onto university last year, with a further 13% securing an apprenticeship or employment with training. Furthermore, the attention given to ‘developing mind and character’ has enabled even more students to develop valuable employability skills, play an active role in community fundraising and take up opportunities to enhance their personal development.

In my short time at the college, I have seen the passion, hard work and commitment demonstrated by staff and students and how they have benefitted from the positive community spirit that permeates through college every day. Visitors to the college frequently comment on its happy and purposeful atmosphere. I believe this comes from the friendly and respectful relationships which exist between staff and students, creating a college community where each person is valued and can flourish.

I am delighted that you are considering Blackpool Sixth. We are proud of our achievements, many of which have had national recognition due to the successes of our students over the years. I warmly invite you to explore Blackpool Sixth for yourself so you can get a feel for the college first hand.

I look forward to welcoming you to Blackpool Sixth.

Jill Gray, Principal

Our Mission StatementInspiring learning, developing character, building futures.

Our Values:

These are the values which underlie everything we do as a sixth form:

  • Respect – for ourselves, for others, for the environment
  • Excellence and High Aspirations – being the best we can be, by striving to be more
  • Support – helping everyone to succeed
  • Inclusion – valuing everyone equally and striving to overcome any barriers to success
  • Integrity – acting according to our values and promises
  • Global Citizenship – being active in improving our world and broadening horizons
  • Enthusiasm – learning because we love to learn, teaching because we love to teach

Our Local Area > Blackpool

Blackpool has something for everyone – from thrills, excitement and family entertainment to historic gems, beautiful gardens and stunning beaches.

The last few years have seen a massive multi-million pound regeneration of this beloved family seaside resort and visitors are encouraged to take a fresh look at Blackpool, famous for its Tower and Promenade, seven miles of award-winning, golden beaches, the magic of the Illuminations and its warm and friendly welcome.

Fantastic world-class events create a whole new buzz – whether you prefer the spectacle of gigantic fireworks displays and the annual air show, the pomp and ceremony of National Armed Forces Week or tripping the light fantastic at the world-famous Illuminations.

Then there’s our award-winning, stylish accommodation, with more than 300 accredited hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and self-catering providers. It’s a tasty place too – with plenty of Quality Assured restaurants to tempt your tastebuds, serving great local specialities and cuisine from across the globe! Alongside family favourite attractions including the iconic Blackpool Tower and trams, Sandcastle indoor Waterpark, Zoo and Pleasure Beach Resort – there’s truly something for everyone, come rain or shine, at the nation’s most popular beach resort.

Find out more at www.visitblackpool.com or telephone 01253 478222