Abbey Gate College is an independent coeducational day school set in beautiful grounds at Saighton Grange, some three miles south of the City of Chester. The College has some excellent facilities, butwe pride ourselves in being a small school where children matter, ensuring that pupils, teachers and parents know one another fostering a real sense of community.
We are a leading provider of Further Education in West Cheshire. We offer learning opportunities, including Apprenticeships and full-time programmes, to young people aged 14 to 19 and part-timeopportunities to adults, including professional qualifications, HNCs and HNDs, and Foundation Degrees.
Whether you are still in school and wondering what to do next, looking to progress from further to higher education to gain a degree level qualification, wanting to retrain for a new career, or are anemployer aiming to raise your employees' skill levels above the competition, then you are in the right place. South Cheshire College's glowing Ofsted reports establish it as one of the country's top colleges, and the place to come and study in Cheshire.
Mid Cheshire College is a thriving further education college with two centres located in Hartford and Winsford. We can realistically claim to be one of the most successful colleges in the country withOFSTED judging the College to be an "Outstanding" institution at our last major inspection.
At Riverside College we believe in the power of education to enhance and transform people's lives. We are a college which strives to be outstanding in everything we do and this ethos is reflected inour outstanding 100% pass rates, exceptional league table position and our partnerships with local, national and global organisations.
Bebington High Sports College has been a specialist College since 2001. The specialist status has provided us with additional funding, facilities and staffing which allows us to enhance the teachingand learning for all our students. We aim to use sport, and the values which it represents; leadership, perseverance, fair play, teamwork, and loyalty as a language through which we can develop the potential in all young people.
St John Plessington Catholic College is an Outstanding Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 Academy. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1450 pupils. We havereceived many accolades over the years including in 2010/2011 the Times Educational Supplement's "OUTSTANDING SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR" award.
We recognise that all pupils have different talents and strive to ensure that every pupil has an equal opportunity to find and develop the talents they do possess. We believe that the development ofspirituality, character, intellect and creativity are the primary aims of education. We work together to create a happy and caring school community which is engaged in our local community and the wider world.
Our School Motto of "Carpe Diem", taken from a poem in the classical text Odes by Horace, reflects our mission that children should seize the opportunities available to them in their learning journey,and enjoy and make use of their educational experience gained with us in order to fulfil their potential in life. We hope you find the information on this website informative but to really feel the uniqueness of our school we would urge you to come and visit us and meet our pupils and staff.
The College is small - we have approximately 150 students per year aged 16 to 18 (plus another 500+ older students). This means that we know our students and offer a friendly and supportiveenvironment. Classes are taught in small groups, usually between 8 and 10 people. No, we offer courses for disabled and non-disabled students and a very supportive learning environment for everyone.