Maple Group

The Maple Group

Greenhead College is proud to be one of 10 of the country's leading sixth form colleges who are members of the Maple Group - a powerful national partnership to promote outstanding teaching for young people.

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Collectively the Maple Group makes a major contribution to the nation's economy with a combined enrolment of well over 20,000 youngsters. In excess of 80% of students from our colleges will progress in to Higher Education, around a third of whom will accept places in the UK's leading Russell Group universities.
The group was launched on March 25, 2013 and represents England's most successful providers of post-16 education.

Greenhead College is proud to be a founder member of Maple Group with the opportunity to work with other beacon colleges across the country to ensure we champion the importance of delivering outstanding teaching for our young people.
Chair of the Maple Group, Simon Jarvis, Principal of The Sixth Form College, Farnborough,added: "The rationale for The Maple Group is simple: our colleges represent all that is excellent about post-16 education. Working together in partnership enables our like-minded colleges to share expertise and ideas; to disseminate superb practice more widely and to provide a commentary on educational developments, informed as we are by years of high performance.

"The member colleges are a trusted group, widely acknowledged by students, parents, teachers, universities and ministers as being amongst the very best, indeed as world class providers. Maple Group colleges have an unrivalled lengthy track record of high performance, respected for innovation, creativity and leading the development of post-16 pedagogy.

"We are beacons of excellence in the country, sharing a passion for learning and an undiluted vision of what constitutes an outstanding education."

In the coming years, members of The Maple Group will continue to be respected advisers to the country on all matters relating to post-16 education; playing a leading role in supporting the future success of Government initiatives such as the academies programme, specialist Maths schools and reforms of the examined curriculum.

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Members of The Maple Group are:

Cardinal Newman College, Preston, Principal: Nick Burnham
Greenhead College, Huddersfield, Principal: Simon Lett
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, Principal: Linda Sinclair
Holy Cross College, Bury, Principal: Daveth Frost
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, Principal: Sharon Phillips
Peter Symonds College, Winchester, Principal: Stephen Garville
Sir John Deane's College, Northwich, Principal: Kerry Kirkwood
St Dominic's Sixth Form College, Harrow, Principal: Andrew Parkin
The Sixth Form College, Farnborough, Principal: Simon Jarvis
Winstanley College, Wigan, Principal: Louise Tipping