Welcome to Shelley College
Shelley Sixth Form is increasingly becoming the first choice destination for students from a number of Yorkshire high schools, as well as our own. One of the reasons students come to us is that we offer a level of personal attention both in quality teaching and pastoral support that’s difficult to match. Our small class sizes allow teachers to get to know each student well and offer individual guidance to success. Our students can choose from a wide range of curriculum options and enjoy a warm, friendly and happy atmosphere throughout their studies at this important stage of their education. We’re proud of our determination to help everybody achieve their personal goals, which shows in our most recent results.
Shelley College’s fundamental beliefs about education are summarised in our mission statement of “Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best”. The first part of this statement illustrates our desire to help young people be happy and confident at college and beyond. We think this in turn gives them the best chance of being successful in achieving their goals and ambitions. The second part of our mission statement encourages all of us to keep trying our best. This is not an easy option; asking young people to always try their best in everything they do is very ambitious and we do all we can to help everybody to reach their full potential.
In addition to A Levels and BTEC qualifications, we enter students for the Progression Module, CExtended Project and the AQA Baccalaureate if they wish to.
LEARN LIFE SKILLS TO GIVE YOU A HEAD START IN YOUR CAREER
Our enrichment programme provides opportunities for our students to expand their knowledge and skills. With over 20 options to choose from the aim is to ensure that all our students enrich their experience here at Shelley College through developing practical skills and gaining further qualifications.
Here’s just a selection: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), charity fundraising, sports clubs, work experience, Mandarin, First Aid and Reading Matters.
We have excellent links to all the local universities, many of whom offer extra guidance and master classes to our students. We also have links to local businesses for those students looking to go down the apprenticeship route. Whatever route you intend to take, we can help.
Every student is supported with a form teacher and there is an excellent pastoral system, with full time staff dedicated to Sixth Formers’ welfare.
Although we are a School Sixth Form, there are separate facilities with all the benefits of a College atmosphere. We will treat you like an adult and recognise the importance of your goals.
Above all, we will help you succeed. We look forward to receiving your application.
There are specialist facilities in all areas and provision for all subject areas is excellent. All year groups have their own indoor social areas and we have extensive school grounds. In recent years significant amounts of money have been spent upgrading the entire school. We now have a well-equipped Library and Resources Centre, five 30+ station computer rooms, seven fully-remodelled Science laboratories, three new Art rooms and five fully-remodelled Design Technology rooms.
Shelley College has a purpose built Sixth Form building featuring a café, modern equipped IT room with over 40 computers, pastoral office, lockers and a student car park. The café is open every day serving breakfast through to 2pm, with paninis, salads, hot meal and hot and cold drinks and is only open to sixth formers (though you’ll find teachers also like to go for the bacon sandwiches..!)
We gained specialist status for Science at the first attempt, in the summer of 2003. We are using the significant additional funding gained from specialist status to support all departments and to raise achievement at all key stages and across the entire curriculum. Our community plan sets our aim to improve further our links with middle schools and partner high schools, whilst we are forging ever-stronger links with a variety of community groups and sponsors.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Shelley College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.