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Welcome to Prior Pursglove And Stockton Sixth Form College


If you want to study in beautiful, uniquely historic surroundings with over 1000 like-minded young people who are excited about learning and ambitious about their future, then you’ve come to the right place!

Our wonderful college has been delivering the highest quality education for over 450 years – very few have that claim to fame. But don’t be fooled – our facilities are 21st century and will enable you to enjoy an absolutely first rate learning experience.

Our teachers are experts in their field – specialists who focus exclusively on delivering their subject to the highest subject. Year after year we succeed in supporting students to Oxford or Cambridge, to study competitive courses such as veterinary science, medicine and dentistry, also to physiotherapy, midwifery and teaching – to name but a few.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive college with an offer for every young person. We understand that things don’t always go according to plan and sometimes a re-think is needed – that’s fine.

Our track record in securing sustained positive destinations is unparalleled across the region.

In other words, whether you want to go to university, an apprenticeship or a job we have the specialist staff, expertise and drive to deliver that with you. In fact we are in the top 10% of all sixth form colleges with an 84% progression rate.

When I took on the principal’s role in January as part of the merger plans with Stockton Sixth Form I was immediately struck by the wonderful surroundings on the Guisborough site which students often describe as reminiscent of a university campus.

The atmosphere is calm and purposeful, with an overwhelming focus on learning and mutual support across the whole campus community. Teachers, managers, support staff all play an integral part in ensuring that all our students have everything they need to make progress beyond their expectations and have a great experience along the way.

Don’t take my word for it – come along to one of our popular open evenings and see for yourself. There will be current students – our ambassadors – who give their time freely because they want to share with you the fabulous experience they’re having here.

Prior Pursglove is a special place – we challenge and support in a way that will surprise where it takes you. I hope that you will find our unique offer irresistible and come and be part of Prior!

See you soon,

About us

As a full time student at Prior Pursglove College you can enjoy a wide and varied range of subjects to choose from, specialist teaching and equipment, unlimited support and extra help should you need it, along with a safe and friendly campus and numerous social activities.

You can take subjects at different levels and in any combination so whatever your ability, you should be able to find a course to suit you. We welcome applications from all those who feel they can benefit from our courses.

As a student at Prior Pursglove College you are expected to show strong personal commitment to your college studies and to your individual learning goals by working hard. In return we will support you along the way. See our Student Charter for our promise that we will do our best for you.

You will be encouraged to develop a mature and responsible approach to your studies, so that you can learn and achieve to the best of your ability. We also hope that you will enjoy your time with us and make new friends.

Choose Prior Pursglove College and you can look forward to a bright future.

Facilities available

The facilities at Prior Pursglove College are some of the best in the area and it’s our friendly, safe and relaxed campus that helps our students enjoy their time here

There’s plenty of social space to meet up with friends in your spare time and we’re just a two minute walk away from the amenities of Guisborough High Street.

  • Art & Media Centre The Applegarth Centre is our £2 million dedicated Art & Media building with specialist media suite, Apple Mac and PC computers, art studios, photography dark room and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Stephen Whitehead Theatre Enables Drama and Performing Arts students to work within a professional theatre with 170 seat performance space. If you apply for performing arts based courses you will be automatically invited to our college productions where you can see for yourself how talented our students are.
  • IT facilities Including over 600 modern PCs – all internet-enabled and running the latest software – plus 24/7 access to Moodle, our internal student portal and virtual learning environment providing access to course materials, your personal files and email account. Wi-Fi is available at points throughout the campus.
  • Science labs Half million pound investment in state of the art Science facilities, providing an excellent range of specialist equipment, laboratories and a student-friendly science study area.
  • Accessibility Excellent access to all areas of the college for students with mobility issues.
  • Resource Centre The College is a stimulating place to study and provides excellent learning resources to support your studies. Open to all college students, the Resource Centre is much more than just a library – it’s a modern area designed, equipped and staffed to help you learn in the way that suits you best. Students can find quiet areas for individual study or work on group projects together in dedicated areas.
  • Gym If you’re the energetic type and like to keep fit, you can enjoy our brilliant college gym which has an impressive stock of high-tech equipment and iPad-led training programmes. Not only is exercise good for your overall health and fitness but it also helps your mental wellbeing. Exercise will help keep you calm during those stressful periods and that will help you perform better in your studies. Make sure you check our gym out if you are hoping to study with us.
  • Student Services A vast refurbishment of the existing Student Services building was completed recently and it houses the college’s cafeteria and an extensive social area that students can use during their free time. There are also a number of Quick Use computers.
  • Cafeteria & Shop Our cafeteria offers fresh options at affordable prices. Students can choose from a wide selection of cooked meals, salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes in the cafeteria or relax with a hot drink or snack in the Atrium Coffee Shop. The college also has its own shop for drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Additional support

As well as the help you receive from your subject teachers and progress tutors, we also offer additional support when you need it to help you complete your studies successfully.

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability our experienced team is able to support with, for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia, physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment or English as a second language.

The support we offer is designed to provide all individuals with what they need to succeed on their chosen course. This may include one-to-one support, British Sign Language communicators, personal care, equipment and resources, assessment and exam arrangements.

Additionally, we can offer more practical help in organisation and time management. Make sure that you discuss any support needs at your college interview and we will begin to put things in place for when you start your studies with us.

Learner success

In 2016, students achieved an A Level pass rate of over 98% with a record number of A* grades.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Prior Pursglove And Stockton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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