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Welcome to Sir John Deane's College

Welcome to Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College. We pride ourselves on being an extraordinary community where people matter, results count and where a passion for excellence drives everything we do.

I believe that being a Sir John Deane’s student is something to be proud of. Our students all have a common set of characteristics and qualities including intelligence and ambition, enthusiasm, an impressive work ethic and loyalty, kindness and care for others.

Our inspirational teachers are dedicated to delivering the best programmes of study. We will invest our time, energy and belief in you and will support you in every way we can in order that you have the best opportunities to achieve your dreams.

We are committed to shaping extraordinary lives and on behalf of all teachers and current students, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our sixth form.

Kerry Kirkwood

About us

Established in 1557, Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College is widely acknowledged as one of the best of its kind in the UK.

It is a member of the prestigious Maple Group, consistently ranked in the top ten of A level results league tables, and has an impressive campus that includes a recent £28m development and its very own boathouse.

Situated in the heart of Cheshire, the College welcomes students from across the region and provides A level provision in over 30 subjects.

As one of the UK’s leading Sixth Form Colleges, Sir John Deane’s attracts incredible talent, and our inspirational teachers are second to none. The College is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

The College prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence and provides unrivalled levels of support and guidance to its ambitious students.

Typically, around 90% of students go on to higher education with a high proportion securing places at prestigious Russell Group universities.

Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College is truly outstanding in every respect.

Facilities available

Over the last few years SJD has undergone a £28 million transformation and our campus offers students world-class facilities. So whether you wish to use our fully-equipped IT drop-in centre, practise in our rehearsal studios, head down to the Boat House... or take time to refl ect in one of our College Starbucks cafes, the choice is yours.

You’ll also fi nd the perfect places and resources to support your studies including:

Albright Library

We have a wide range of text books and wider reading, which can be borrowed, as well as magazines, newspapers, DVDs and other multimedia resources

Study Areas
Supervised silent and quiet study areas and access to areas which are suitable for group study

IT Drop-in Area
Students can access PCs, scanners and printers within the IT drop-in centre. The Resource Centre is open to all students on a drop-in basis, both to work on your own assignments or to develop your IT skills.

Study zones
In addition to the Albright Library, we have three study zones and you are encouraged to develop excellent study habits from the beginning of your programme of study.

Amongst the great facilities, you’ll find:

  • Riverside boat house • Swimming Pool
  • All-weather pitch (refurbished June 2015)
  • Tennis courts
  • Purpose-built sports hall
  • Recording studio
  • High-tech theatre
  • Dance studio
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Courtyard
  • Al fresco dining

Additional support

When you join us – it may seem like a big step from the familiar surroundings of school but we will help you to settle in quickly. We always put you first.

You’ll have more responsibility focusing on meeting exam and coursework deadlines and will be encouraged to develop your independent learning skills. Teachers will expect you to be hard-working and focused on your studies, and there will be many opportunities to stretch yourself academically. In turn, they will be there to give you as much support as you need.

During your time here, you’ll have a Personal Tutor who will be your adviser, monitor your progress, discuss your career ambitions and prepare you for life after SJD. They know how important it is for you to achieve the grades you want and will be there for you academically, always ready to give you praise and recognition.

The College has a mentoring service, which involves trained volunteers from the Upper Sixth helping other students settle into College life – it’s based on the idea that people often learn best from those who are a few steps further down the road they wish to travel.

SJD is committed to demonstrating equality of opportunity and mutual respect. We positively encourage all of our students to achieve the best they can.

SJD also has a dedicated, additional learning support team to help you with your studies. They are there to give regular one-to-one support to students with specific learning difficulties or disabilities, and also to help all students with any learning challenges, ranging from planning and writing essays to problems of organisation or time-management.

Learner success

Come to Sir John Deane’s and you will be joining a sixth form that can help you achieve great A Level results.

We have an enviable track record in consistently achieving outstanding results. Results in 2015 placed Sir John Deane’s as the 5th best achieving Sixth Form College in the country and our results in 2016 were even better.

August 2016 A Level Results:

  • 99.2% pass rate
  • 63% of grades were at A*, A or B
  • 607 students enjoyed high grade success
  • 86 students achieved A* and A grades in all examinations
  • Results in 2015 placed Sir John Deane's as the 5th best achieving Sixth Form College in the country

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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