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Post-16 education and careers
Sixth Form Admissions
We don't coordinate admissions for sixth form admissions. Please contact the individual school or college to apply.
The following state funded schools have their own post-16 provisions:
- Barrow Hall College
- Birchwood College
- King’s Leadership Academy
- Lymm High School
- University Technical College (UTC), Warrington
First admission into year 12
Open evenings and prospectuses can provide you with a great deal of information about the courses on offer and specific entry requirements.
Young learners who are in year 11 and 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.
In year admissions
Please contact the individual school to apply.
Please contact the individual schools directly to request a prospectus and obtain information about the open evenings, courses and entry requirements.
Other Warrington post-16 provision
In addition to sixth form courses, a wide variety of full-time and part-time courses are offered at colleges.
The following colleges are located in the borough of Warrington:
Please contact the colleges directly to request a prospectus and get information on how to apply.
Local Authorities have a duty to publish an Annual Transport Policy Statement for Post 16 Learners. 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.
People under 21 are entitled to discounts on Touch and Go tickets from Warrington’s Own Buses. Find out more at warringtonsownbuses.co.uk
Other bus operators may also offer discounted fares for students. To find out more information please contact the provider directly.
The 16 – 19 bursary scheme
The Government has made some limited funding available to schools, colleges, 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.
The Warrington Life Service provides young people in Warrington with careers advice and guidance as well as information on learning and work opportunities.
The service is responsible for helping young people to remain in education until they are 18. This can be in full time education, an apprenticeship, or a job with training.