Marple Sixth Form College

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.

In either case we look to help our students maximise their full potential and equip them to pursue whichever pathway they choose to take in the future.

Our Latest Ofsted  
In October 2016 Marple Sixth Form, and its sister institution The Cheadle College, were inspected by Ofsted.

We were awarded a ‘Good’ rating and were highly praised for our approach to raising standards through our “inspirational leadership, collective will and passion of staff”.

Ofsted also highlighted the positive and progressive culture embedded throughout both colleges and cited us as having “a friendly positive learning environment that appeals to the great majority of students” and “a dynamic and relentless culture of improvement”.

The report goes on to conclude that the institution is “ambitious to be an outstanding college within its community, and for its community”.

We are very proud of Ofsted’s assessment and would invite you to read the full report here.

Find Out More
We hope by exploring this website you will discover more about what we offer and why we are different to other colleges – but the best way to get a real flavour of life at Marple Sixth Form is by attending one of our popular open days or open evenings.

Here you get to meet current students and ask them about what they think of our college plus it’s a chance to get to know our staff and ask any questions you may have about our courses.

Our next open events are on:

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Get In Touch
If you have any queries regarding Marple Sixth Form College please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will try to answer them.

For full contact details, click here.