Eccles Sixth Form College – New Students

Welcome to Eccles Sixth Form College

At Eccles Sixth Form College we are incredibly proud of our students, our staff, and everything we achieve together. We ensure students reach their full potential, which is our number one priority and our outstanding achievement rates reflect our vision to ensure that they are all successful.

We are committed to providing a well-balanced and stimulating curriculum for all students, delivered by some of the very best teachers in the country. All of our teaching staff are experts in their vocational subject areas and many have worked in the industry. Our committed and passionate staff help ensure our students progress successfully beyond sixth form college, by supporting, challenging and guiding them every step of the way.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are based within a spacious, green environment set in a leafy residential area. They include a Football Association approved 4G AstroTurf pitch, an industry-standard gym and a sports performance laboratory. We have one of the country’s most outstanding animal management centres, which extends over four acres of land and includes over 250 different species. Inside we have nocturnal, small mammal, and aquarium rooms sitting alongside well-equipped laboratories and veterinary nursing suites. Those studying equine studies will spend some of their time taught by British Horse Society instructors at the well-renowned Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre, which has an indoor riding arena, cross country course, and over 50 horses.

At Eccles Sixth Form College, students become part of the college community and can access all that we have to offer. We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities, trips, and societies so students can fully immerse themselves in college life. We have established excellent working partnerships with local and national employers so students can gain valuable industry insight and be prepared for their next steps. The college has a highly successful partnership with Manchester United and has developed successful male and female football teams. We are proud to be the current Manchester FA ‘Universities and Colleges’ County Cup Champions.

There is every opportunity to study and learn but also to enjoy life at Eccles Sixth Form College. We are dedicated to developing a community in which personal qualities are highly valued and every student feels supported, safe, and happy during their time here. We have a dedicated pastoral support team who work with our students on an individual basis and help them succeed. Our specialist learning support team offer services for those students who need extra help with their studies, including English and maths skills, independent and critical thinking, study skills, and resilience.

Eccles Sixth Form College offers an extensive range of vocational subjects, a wealth of enrichment activities, specialised careers advice, and a comprehensive programme of support and personal development so that all students can flourish both academically and as individuals.

I will write to you in due course with information about enrolment. 

We take great pride in our students’ successes and our vibrant college community, and we look forward to welcoming a new cohort to Eccles Sixth Form College. 



Student Life

Your studies are important but we also want you to enjoy college life and take on new challenges. So, alongside your lessons, we have an outstanding range of clubs and enrichment activities for you to try. These will enhance your college experience and equip you with the necessary skills for your future.

Please ensure that you keep your contact details up-to-date with our Admissions Team so that we are able to keep in touch. 

You can access the latest enrolment information on our website. 


College Prospectus 

If you would like more information about any of the courses we offer, or if you have any questions about studying at Eccles Sixth Form College, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Team on 0161 631 5050 or at

Contact our Heads of Department

If you have any questions about the courses we offer or would like more information about studying at Eccles Sixth Form College, our Heads of Department are happy to help you. 

Animal Management, Equine Studies & Science   Sarah Fitzsimons

Head of Life Sciences

Business, Travel and Tourism, Childcare and Early Years & Health and Social Care   Victoria Mcnally

Head of Business, Travel, Childcare and Health & Social

Pastoral Support Victoria Evans

Head of Pastoral Support

Skills for Working Life & Inclusive Learning   Joy Wright

Head of Inclusive Learning

Sport & Uniformed Public Services Steven Settle

Head of Sport & Uniformed Public Services

Transition Questionnaire

In order to make your transition from school as smooth as possible, we need to learn a little more about you and prepare all of the support you might need. 

Please complete this short questionnaire to assist us in supporting you.