Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16 - 19 years

About Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Thomas Whitham is a non-denominational, co-educational sixth form facility in Burnley, Lancashire. As of the most recent inspection there were 411 students on the school roll, who are taught between the ages of 16-20. The school is named for a local figure who was awarded a Victoria Cross for heroic action during the First World War. The school is based alongside Barden Primary School, Hollygrove School, Reedley Hallows Nursery School and Neighbourhood Centre. The college is situated on the Burnley Campus, which delivers a wide range of extended services through community facilities including a sports hall, fitness suite, dance/drama studio, a faith centre and a cafe. 


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Values and vision

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form is committed to playing an integral role in the creation of a vision for learning in Burnley, Pendle and surrounding areas. The college is a participant of the Burnley Learning Partnership launched by the Building Schools for the Future Project, working collaboratively to elevate success.

The college is immensely proud of its state of the art facilities, and a community centre with a sense of pride, place and ownership for everyone within the community, not just the college’s valued students. 


“Students enjoy their time at the sixth form enormously and display exemplary behaviour and attitudes to their work. Many students demonstrate impressive maturity and independent learning and study skills. Questionnaires and discussions with students demonstrated almost unanimous agreement that they feel safe, well cared for and know how well they are doing in their work.”

View Thomas Whitham Sixth Form’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Burnley Campus, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 1JD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1282 682272