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Welcome to Winstanley College

Message from the Principal

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our college.

We are really proud of our students, our staff and everything that we achieve together.  We believe that every student who comes to us has amazing potential - it's our job to work with you so that you can unlock that potential.

Life here at Winstanley will be new and challenging but dont worry, our main aim is to help you be the best you can be.

Our teachers specialise in helping students develop the skills needed to study at this level, both personal and academic.  We also work hard to prepare our students for life after Winstanley - whethers that's university or employment.

And we believe in offering a rich student experience so we take students all over the world as well as offering exciting opportunities to get involved in college and community life.

But don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself.  Talk to our students who will tell you the truth and have a look round our college to really get the feel of what it is like to be a Winstanley student.

We look forward to seeing you!

Louise Tipping






About us

Entry Policy

Application to college is via an informal interview which takes place between December - February.  Interviews can be booked via our website or by phoning 01695 628609 / 628610 / 628611.

The College will calculate the number of student places available each year which allows us to maintain the quality of the student experience and offers will be made accordingly. Offers will normally be conditional on your achieving certain GCSE results. Full details of our entry policy can be found on our website

Special Consideration

Requests for special consideration should normally be accompanied by support from the applicant’s school and be made in writing to the Vice Principal, Mel Chadwick. Appeals for special consideration will be heard by the Admissions Panel if received before GCSE results are published. Only in exceptional circumstances is the College able to hear appeals made after GCSE results have been published. Please note that normally, the College will give preference to Year 11 school leavers.




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Excellence for Everyone

Excellence for Everyone is a partnership between staff and students with a simple aim –to bring out the best in every student at Winstanley both in academic achievement and in personal development. We believe that all students deserve the ‘special treatment.’Excellence for Everyone means that all students at Winstanley are valued and we make sure that every student reaches his or her full potential.That means the best possible exam results,developing personal skills needed for later life and having the opportunity of a massive range of extracurricular activities that is second to none.

Passport to the best universities

The main aim of Excellence for Everyone is for you to achieve the best possible academic results. For all of our students, we have the expertise, facilities and experience in supporting applications to the country’s top universities. More than 400 Winstanley students progress each year to the most sought after universities, more than any other college in the North West. At the moment, there are over 1400 students at the most prestigious universities –Oxbridge, the Russell Group and the 1994 Group. We give you lots of support to get to these best universities.

Everything from talks from former students and visiting lecturers to tips on what these universities are looking for.

Learner success

Winstanley has consistently been one of the top 6th form colleges in academic league tables over a long period of time.

Around a quarter of students achieve 3 or more A grades

Over one in 3 Winstanley students gain either an A* or A, well above the national average

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Winstanley College directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2019
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