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Welcome to Birchwood College

Welcome to Birchwood College – a specialist applied learning sixth form with truly outstanding results! We pride ourselves on offering a supportive, yet challenging post sixteen learning experience that is designed to suit the needs and aspirations of every individual who attends. The atmosphere is friendly and purposeful and allows our students to develop both academically and socially. Our broad curriculum, combined with some excellent extra-curricular opportunities provides a relevant and interesting learning experience that is excellent preparation for higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
Whilst studying from our range of Level 3 Applied Learning courses, you will be individually supported via an extensive pastoral network to achieve
your full potential. This, together with an excellent programme of Information, Advice and Guidance will make sure that your planning for the next steps is thorough and well researched. You will be taught by dedicated subject specialists in a purpose-built sixth form college with excellent facilities, including science and sports laboratories, a dedicated media computer suite and great performing arts spaces. We offer a programme of study for a small number of students who wish to improve their qualifications at Level 2, before moving onto the Level 3 courses. Transport links to the college are excellent with regular bus and train services. As the only sixth form on the east side of Warrington and with an excellent reputation, we have become the college of choice for young people in the area. This is supported by an excellent Ofsted inspection in 2018 highlighting how every student at Birchwood College truly matters. We would love to be part of your academic journey so get in touch and come and have a look round. We look forward to meeting you.

Chris Burrows, Head of College

Our College Ethos

Our aim is to provide a quality learning experience in a college which has great facilities and a really friendly atmosphere. One of the reasons our students choose to study here is because of the positive relationship between staff and students.

Feedback from our students indicates strongly that they feel valued as individuals and that we do our very best to ensure that learning is tailored to individuals, so that they can achieve the very best on their chosen learning pathway.

Our Facilities

Birchwood College is an excellent place to study with new and up to date facilities being added all the time. We have recently opened our new state of the art Science Laboratory and have added a dedicated Media suite to coincide with our fantastic Creative Media and BTEC ICT courses.

We have our own dedicated Sports Laboratory in the College, specifically designed to meet the needs of those studying our very popular BTEC Sport programme.

Every student who attends Birchwood College is issued their own personal laptop to use each day whilst completing their programmes of study. This supports the independent study encouraged within vocational learning.

Our purpose built facility includes the following:

  • 2,000 sq metre building accommodating up to 200 students
  • 4 meeting/seminar/tutorial rooms
  • 12 multi-purpose teaching rooms
  • 4 separate P.E. changing rooms
  • Student cafe/social/work area
  • Outdoor patio/eating area
  • Student workstations with ICT facilities
  • Personal laptop for every student
  • Internet/network access for students bringing in their own laptops/tablets
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Full size 3G artificial pitch

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