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Principal's Welcome

Winstanley College is one of the country's best Sixth Form Colleges. We cherish our culture of putting students at the centre of all we do, and we are proud of our reputation for academic excellence. Our standards for students are high, and you'll receive the best academic and pastoral support possible during your time at Winstanley.

We aim to ensure all our students finish their courses successfully and grow into well-rounded, confident young people with a lifelong love of learning. We also contribute to the development of an interest in the larger world and the well-being of others. You will be treated as an adult and enjoy a great working relationship with other students and college staff. Winstanley has a pleasant and purposeful culture, allowing you to fulfil your full potential.

Louise Tipping PrincipalWinstanley college is where adult life begins and where you begin to take the first steps towards a successful career. Whatever study or career path you want to follow, we have the right choices for you. We are proud to have nearly 2,000 pupils, making us one of the North West's largest sixth forms. One advantage of our size is that we can offer our students a variety of opportunities that they won't find anywhere else. We want you to enjoy a joyful and well-rounded experience of sixth form education, in addition to working hard in the courses you choose. Many clubs, societies, trips and social events are on offer throughout the academic year. We are proud to have retained an ethos that treats students as individuals, allowing and encouraging them to grow and succeed.

I hope you will come and see us at one of our Open Events, where you can talk to staff and students about your own individual needs and aspirations. We hope that you are excited by what you learn about us on this website and we look forward to meeting you.

Louise Tipping, Principal