Wigan, United Kingdom
About Winstanley College
Winstanley College is a mixed, selective, non-denominational, general further education college situated in Wigan, Lancashire. It is a 16-plus institution and a member of the national Maple Group for high-performing sixth-form colleges. There are approximately 1,200 learners at the college, the majority of whom study full-time.
Winstanley College has its roots in Upholland Grammar School, which was founded in 1661 and moved to Winstanley Road in 1953. It gained its current name in August 1977. Since then it has gained a number of accolades, including ranking first in The Guardian’s countrywide A-level results collation in 2010, being named Sixth Form of the Year by The Sunday Times in 2012, and most recently winning Sixth Form of the Year at the TES FE Awards.
Values and vision
The Winstanley College mission is to help its students “achieve academic excellence in a supportive and challenging learning community". A prominent supporter of equality and diversity, the college always aims to deliver the highest quality of education in order to develop students to their full extent. Staff work in collaboration with other colleges and partners to help achieve academic excellence.
“Strong leadership and management within the college include strong partnerships with external partners such as with Connexions and Wigan Council mental health team. Senior managers recognised that there was a need to provide specialist support for learners with MHD and the college now has a specialist tutor. The collection and monitoring of data used by the college is excellent.”