Worcester Sixth Form College
Worcester Sixth Form College.png
Spetchley Road


United Kingdom
Coordinates52°11′02″N 2°11′05″W / 52.18391°N 2.18465°W / 52.18391; -2.18465Coordinates: 52°11′02″N 2°11′05″W / 52.18391°N 2.18465°W / 52.18391; -2.18465
TypeSixth Form College
Local authorityWorcestershire
Department for Education URN144888 Tables
PrincipalMr Edward Senior
Age16 to 19
Enrolment1,697 (daytime classes)[1]
Former nameWorcester Grammar School for Girls

Worcester Sixth Form College is a 16-19 Academy in Worcester, England. It is located in the south-east of the city and was founded on the site of the former Worcester Grammar School for Girls following reorganisation in 1983.[1]


The campus of the college is over 10 acres (4.0 ha) in area and it shares playing fields and sports facilities extending a further 25 acres (10 ha). The college enrolled 1,569 students on daytime courses in 2008/09.[1] As one of only two state schools offering sixth form education in Worcester, the school is specialised in mainstream education for students ages 16 – 19 most of whom were aged 16 to 18. The majority of students are full-time and follow National Curriculum GCE A-level courses.[1] In January 2023, an Ofsted inspection confirmed that the College continues to be a Good provider.[1]It is situated in Red Hill, next-door to Worcestershire County Hall and south of Worcester Woods Country Park. It is just over a mile north of junction 7 of the M5, accessed via the A44 and A4440. New College Worcester, a school for the blind, is nearby to the south. Worcester's running track at the Nunnery Wood Sports Complex is behind the college and Nunnery Wood High School. DEFRA have a large site south of the college.


Grammar school

As the City of Worcester Grammar School for Girls, it was situated on Sansome Walk in the centre of Worcester. This has now become flats. It started in 1908 as the Worcester Secondary School for Girls, which moved into new buildings on 2 November 1910, and moved again in 1929 to a site in Barbourne. It became the City of Worcester Grammar School for Girls in September 1945. In September 1962 it moved to the Spetchley Road site.[2]

Royal Grammar School Worcester was the analogous boys' school, and was partly maintained by Hereford and Worcester until 1983 when it became completely independent. Due to the boys' school becoming independent, the LEA proposed changes to its education policy (under a Conservative government) during 1982 to create a 'super' co-educational grammar school on the girls' school site to educate 125 boys and girls (potentially) from the whole of Hereford and Worcester. Sir Keith Joseph had doubts about the scheme.[citation needed] The grammar school closed in 1983.

Sixth form college

The sixth form college opened in September 1983 - instead of a 'super' 11-18 co-educational grammar school and six 11-16 comprehensives in Worcester, the sixth form college model was chosen with six comprehensives. In 1998, the LEA changed from Hereford & Worcester to Worcestershire.

Former teachers


Worcester Grammar School for Girls

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Ofsted report January 2023 Retrieved 23 March 2023
  2. ^ History of former school
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Organ | Obituary". TheGuardian.com. 22 July 2009.