About Manor College

Manor College, the Academy’s Sixth Form, delivers high quality provision to ensure success for all post 16 students.

It is our aim for students to be successful in the courses they choose, to be confident in their abilities and to be happy, well-informed, responsible young people. Students will be guided by experienced post-16 tutors, and taught by a team of dedicated teachers who are passionate about their subjects. Teaching groups will be small to allow for individual support and students and parents will be regularly informed about progress and academic achievement. Our focus is on examination success, at A Level and in vocational subjects, and facilitating progress to higher education and employment is our principal aim.

There are over 20 courses offered at Manor College which range from traditional A Levels to Level 3 BTEC vocational courses.

Manor College, like the rest of the Academy, is part of the Two Counties, Multi-Academy Trust, which supports the teaching and learning and gives students access to a wider choice of courses and combinations of subjects.

Alongside their academic subjects, students participate in enrichment activities including volunteering, Extended Project Qualifications, work experience, subject based trips and a visit to Hagg Farm, and outdoor pursuits centre in the Peak District. Students follow a full programme of information, advice, guidance and support with regard to their next steps, whether that is application to university or careers and apprenticeships.

In addition to the Extended Project Qualification, students are offered an “adulting” curriculum to prepare them for life after education, including units looking at finance (such as mortgages, taxes and pensions), mindfulness, and the challenges of 21st century life (such as politics and how to plan independent travel). Students will also have an opportunity to choose a free elective, which includes business enterprise, journalism, charity work and engineering. In addition to this, with staff support there is the option to stage a play, a sporting competition, or a debate.

Manor College students have their very own building which includes a suite of computers, a private study room and social area. They also have access to the Academy’s extensive facilities which includes free membership of the sports centre and fitness suite, library and café