Whether you still think of us as The Ridge, or even The Willows, Marple Sixth Form College has been at the heart of the local community for over 80 years.

Throughout this time we have upheld a tradition of high academic standards, excellent student guidance and an inclusive approach to learning which helps prepare young people for the next stage of their lives.

For the vast majority of our students this means progressing to university – and many have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge or Russell Group institutions. For others a more vocational route may be preferred – which is why we also offer an exciting and diverse programme of courses and extra-curricular activities linked to business, careers and enterprise.