City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Address
Leek Road

, ,
ST4 2RU

England
Coordinates53°00′27″N 2°10′33″W / 53.0075°N 2.1758°W / 53.0075; -2.1758Coordinates: 53°00′27″N 2°10′33″W / 53.0075°N 2.1758°W / 53.0075; -2.1758
Information
TypeFurther education college
MottoHigh Quality Education in a Caring Environment[citation needed]
Local authorityStoke-on-Trent
Department for Education URN130817 Tables
OfstedReports
Chair of governorsCharles Freeman
PrincipalMr Mark Kent
GenderCoeducational
Age16+
Enrolmentapprox. 1800
Colour(s)Blue & White   
Telephone Number01782 848736
Fax Number01782 747456
Websitewww.stokesfc.ac.uk

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College is a mixed sixth form college on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent. It opened its new building on Leek Road in September 2010 having previously been located on Victoria Road, Fenton.[1] The college is also known as Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, and - prior to its relocation - Fenton Sixth Form College.

Admissions

The college specialises in educating years 12 and 13, where students can gain AS, A2 and BTEC qualifications. More than 95% of students are aged between 16 and 19.[1] About 90% of students are of White British heritage,[2] with a large minority being British Pakistanis. About 70% of students come from the city, with the rest journeying in from North Staffordshire.[2]

The college requires a minimum of four GCSEs at A* to C grades, rather than the minimum five usually required.[3]

History

The college was established in 1970 on Victoria Road, Fenton; making it the first purpose-built sixth form college in the country.[2] Next to it was the Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Originally build with a capacity of 700 students, it eventually came to teach more than double that figure.[2]

The idea of a 'University Quarter' was first announced in 2004,[4] and was developed for the next few years.[5] A December 2004 report gave most teaching staff a grade of good or better.[2] In November 2006 an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade, and gave a good or better teaching and learning in 72% of lessons.[3] In late 2008 planning permission was given for the college to build a new campus on Leek Road,[6] as part of a £1.5 billion regeneration project in North Staffordshire.[7] The project was suspended in January 2009,[8] and concerns were made if sufficient funds could be found.[9] The site was handed over to developers in March 2009,[10] just as an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade.[1] In September 2010 the college officially moved to Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

The college was named in July 2019 as a computing hub for the National Centre for Computing Education.

Academic standards

The school competes with four other institutes in the city: St Joseph's College, St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, St Thomas More Catholic Academy and Stoke-on-Trent College. Of these only Shelton based Stoke-on-Trent College is not attached to a school.

The front of the new college building.
The front of the new college building.
The new college in August 2010, as taken from Leek Road as final building work was being completed.
The new college in August 2010, as taken from Leek Road as final building work was being completed.

Performance table

Year Average A/AS-level points per student City Ranking (of 5)
2002[11] 63.9 4
2003[12] 245.6 4
2004[13] 240.8 2
2005[14] 241.6 2
2006[15] 706.5 2
2007[16] 661.2 3
2008[17] 658.1 3
2009[18] 628.9 4
2010[19] 622.6 4
2011[20] 629.7 4
2012[21] 637.7 4
2013[22] 643.4 3
2014[23] 654.4 3
Note

The points system has changed over the years, leading to big jumps in some years.

Feeder Schools

The college has feeder schools throughout the city.

Many of the students go on to local Universities Staffordshire and Keele.

Notable staff and students

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ofsted Report of March 2009" (PDF). Ofsted. March 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ofsted Report of December 2004" (PDF). December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Ofsted Report of November 2006" (PDF). Ofsted. November 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Students to aid Stoke's rebirth". BBC News. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Education hub plan in £4.3m boost". BBC News. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Campuses to undergo £107m revamp". BBC News. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Plans for £1.5bn revamp unveiled". BBC News. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  8. ^ "College plans decision put back". BBC News. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  9. ^ "University quarter plan delayed". BBC News. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Thousands spent on temporary site". BBC News. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  11. ^ "A/AS-level performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Advanced performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 October 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  14. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  15. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  16. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent: A/AS-level score". BBC News. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  17. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  18. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  19. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  20. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  21. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  22. ^ "Department for Education: School and college performance tables". DoE. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Department for Education: School and college performance tables". DoE. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.