Connell Sixth Form College

Manchester, United Kingdom

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16 - 19 years

About Connell Sixth Form College

Connell Sixth Form College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational sixth-form college situated in east Manchester. It is a free school supported by a multi-academy trust called Bright Futures Educational Trust, a chain of academies in the North West of England.

Connell Sixth Form College opened in September 2013 and moved to its current site in 2014. It provides 600 places for sixth-form students between the ages of 16 and 19 when fully subscribed.


Jane Hopcroft

Values and vision

The college mission statement says: “We are Connell Sixth Form College. We are different. We’re small, but we think big.” At the heart of the college's work are the core values of hard work, integrity, passion, trust and respect. It promotes a healthy mindset in order to help its students achieve their very best. 

Connell Sixth Form College subscribes to the Bright Futures Educational Trust aims of raising aspirations and standards through a diverse learning experience. The academic potential of each student is realised individually to ensure each pupil has a great chance of success.

Ofsted report

“A new culture of high expectations, introduced by the recently appointed senior leadership team, has led to improvements in student outcomes in the last year. There are high standards of student behaviour in an inclusive and respectful environment. Students successfully develop a good understanding of the values of living in modern Britain. Progression to further and higher education, employment and apprenticeships is high.”

View Connell Sixth Form College’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: 301 Alan Turing Way, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 3BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 231 9200