College Life


At Pendleton Sixth Form College, we understand the importance of more than just academic work. We strive to enhance the prospects of every student be offering a variety of enrichment opportunities to broaden their horizons and give them the advantage upon leaving college.



We encourage each and every student to aid others through charitable work. To do this we work with a number of charities and organisations including Salford Community Leisure, Manchester Football Association and our own Volunteer Task Force Group. Throughout the year, we hold fundraising events organised by students to benefit causes close to the hearts of the Pendleton Community.



The Pendleton A Plus Programme aims to support the best and brightest students, regardless of their background, and help them succeed at College and beyond. The programme is typically three hours per week in addition to academic study and provides enriching opportunities for those accepted.

It takes place in Greater Manchester, offering superb opportunities and experiences to those involved. The programme has various strands from training with the Manchester United Foundation, to preparing students for Biomedical Admissions Tests (BMATs) and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), Oxbridge applications and special tuition for those who are musically gifted.



We strive to promote to all students the importance of a healthy lifestyle by offering a range of sporting and fitness activities. These range from badminton to basketball and football. Students also have use of a gym and fitness suite, open during college hours. We also have a partnership with the MUFC Foundation who train our Pendleton football team. Students have the opportunity to try out for being a part of the team. There is also enrichment football for all on the new 4G pitch.



When students are looking to progress on to highly competitive career paths, the college endeavors to provide all the support they need to be successful. Our society events aim to give students the edge when applying for university courses include interactive workshops, activities led by industry professionals and extra tuition/guidance from our expert teachers. Societies include an Art and Design Society, Medical/Dentistry Society and our Science Society.

We also host a range of extracurricular activities for both enjoyment and to enhance skills. These include our Science Olympiad, the choir, dramatic fight club and tap dance festival. For subject-specific areas such as performing arts we provide vocal coaching, tab dance classes and have our award-winning choirs.