Post 16 admissions

Warrington schools with Post 16 provision

The following state funded schools have their own Post 16 provisions.

Name of sixth form

Contact details

Barrow Hall College, Great Sankey High

01925 724118/9

Birchwood High School

01925 853500

King’s Leadership Academy

01925 817939

Lymm High School

01925 755458

University Technical College - Warrington

01925 737067

Each school will hold open evenings and will produce a prospectus which contains a great deal of information about the courses on offer and specific entry requirements. Those young learners who are in year 11 who wish to apply to join their own schools Post 16 provision will still be required to apply for a place. Please be aware that each school has an admission limit for pupils joining the sixth form from another school (external candidates) these figures are published in their prospectus.

If you wish to seek advice on what to do in the future before applying, please

Other Warrington post 16 provision

In addition to sixth form courses in some state funded schools a wide variety of full-time and part-time courses are offered at colleges.  Details of the courses available can be obtained direct from the colleges.

The following colleges are located in the Borough of Warrington:

Priestley College                                             Warrington and Vale Royal College
Loushers Lane                                                Winwick Road
Warrington                                                      Warrington
WA4 6RD                                                        WA2 8QA
Tel: 01925 415415                                          Tel: 01925 494494

To apply

Please contact the colleges direct to request a prospectus and obtain information on how to apply.


Local Authorities have a duty to publish an Annual Transport Policy Statement for Post 16 Learners.  A copy of which is available to view or download on our website 

It should be noted that Warrington Borough Council does not generally provide transport assistance for students aged 16 and above and therefore any transport that is provided is on a discretionary basis.

Subsidised transport is generally available for students in the 16 – 19 age groups in the form of a student saver card for use on bus services provided by Network Warrington. Other bus operators may also offer discounted fares for students. To find out more information please contact the provider direct.

Warrington's Own Buses
01925 634296

The 16–19 bursary scheme

The Government has made some limited funding available to schools, colleges and training providers to allocate to young people who need financial support to stay in further education or training. This is known as the 16–19 Bursary Fund.  For more information or to apply please contact the colleges direct.