Greenhead College ranked as the best state Sixth Form College in the North

The Sunday Times released their 29th edition of the Parent Power Schools Guide last Friday, ranking Greenhead College as the 10th best among all state funded Sixth Form Colleges in the UK, and the highest ranked Sixth Form College in the North of England.

The rankings are based on exam results data from 2017-2019, due to the impact the pandemic had on how grades were assessed in 2020/2021.

The guide comes just months after the government announced their ambitious plans to drive the levelling up agenda, to improve opportunities for young people right across the country.

Greenhead College was the only northern college to make the top 10, with 27 of the top 75 colleges overall being from the north.

Simon Lett, Principal at Greenhead College commented:

“I am thrilled that Greenhead College is once again one of the Top 10 best-performing Sixth Form Colleges in the country.

It’s significant that Greenhead is the only college on the list in the north of England, highlighting the need for young people to have improved opportunities in all parts of the country.”

Greenhead College’s Believe and Achieve programme plays a pivotal role in raising aspirations for its young people regardless of their socioeconomic background. The college maximises opportunities for all students to succeed and progress in their chosen career pathway with its carefully designed programme. Students receive bespoke advice when applying for widening participation schemes with its partner universities, plus a tailored tutorial programme to broaden their skillsets.

A former Greenhead College student who was successful of a place on the ‘Access to Leeds’ scheme said:

“Access to Leeds came to visit us at Greenhead College, which is where I found out about the scheme. My tutor then helped me with my application. Had I not chosen to leave my high school to study at Greenhead College, I probably wouldn’t be doing this now!”

Read the full Sunday Times article here: