Welcome to City College
City College’s motto is ‘Be amongst the best. Stand out from the rest.’ We aim to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment.
At City College, we believe that we have a course to suit every student, whether they want to pursue a traditional A level programme with our fantastic staff, or venture into the world of work with our Pre-Apprenticeship Learning route. Our mission is to develop highly qualified and skilled young adults who achieve to the best of their ability, who are active citizens and who are fully committed to supporting both their local and the global community.
We look forward to meeting you and seeing you flourish!
We aim to inspire excellence and achievement by raising aspirations for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment. Whilst students are with us, we will do our best to ensure they achieve their full potential and develop into a highly qualified and skilled young adult.
Course information is listed on our website and applications can be made online or via UCAS Progress.
The City College Campus is at the heart of Burslem’s historic town centre.
Comprising two beautiful Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities and additional common rooms in ‘The Coffee Lounge’ on Swan Square, the campus has a real community spirit and is an exciting learning environment.
One of City College’s buildings is the former Burslem Town Hall, which has classrooms and workspaces on all floors. It also offers students an IT-based learning centre on the first floor and ‘Speaker’s Corner’ – a unique space to stimulate debate and encourage an interest in the democratic process.
The Burslem School of Art is another campus building for the college. Recently refurbished, it provides 10 teaching spaces, with four dedicated subject rooms including, a specialist computing lab, a Design and Technology workshop and a Science lab. Students helped to design the new common room, with relaxed study areas, vending machines and a café on site.
Our students have a real impact on the ethos and the drive of City College, and our links to the local community give us a local flavour and unique community spirit.
The induction process and pastoral system is designed to ease your ‘settling in’ period and support is available from the college team throughout the transfer process and on into the academic year.
If you’re transferring into City College from Year 11 at Haywood Academy, there is the advantage that you will already be well-known and your strengths and weaknesses already identified, so we can offer guidance and support from the beginning of your college life and you can focus on your work and other activities in a secure and well-understood environment.
The personal tutor is a central figure for students at City College. Tutors have pastoral oversight of all of our young people and will meet regularly with you either individually or in groups. It is the tutor’s role to be the first point of contact between you, your parents, and the college.
Supporting the personal tutor is Paula Fergusson (Director of City College Education) who takes an active role in the lives of students and will personally monitor your academic progression throughout your time at City College. She will liaise closely with other agencies and provide extra professional support and guidance if you need it.
There is also a dedicated careers team, working together for you to move you through the UCAS application process or support you in gaining employment.
There will be a range of incentives to support students.
Pre-Apprenticeship Learning students will receive a financial support package to cover travel expenses (criteria apply). They will also have transport options to travel to some of the businesses in the Pre-Apprenticeship Learning Programme. These are mostly for transport to business partners that have offered multiple places e.g. NHS in Newcastle training hospital.
Students may be able to receive £1,200 per year via a means-tested bursary.
City College staff will help with applications in this process. For further information, please contact us.
Click here to download the Financial Assistance Application Form to complete and return to the Finance Office, Haywood Academy, High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 7AB. Or return by email email@example.com.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact City College directly.