Sixth Form Colleges: Closures

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which sixth form colleges have closed in England since 2010.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

Eleven sixth form colleges have dissolved in England since 2010. In all cases the sixth form colleges were merged or converted to become an Academy, that is to say their assets, rights and liabilities were transferred to another education provider.The colleges are:

Sixth Form College

Date of Dissolution

New College, Pontefract

June 2017

Priestley College

May 2017

Strodes College

May 2017

Rochdale Sixth Form College

April 2017

Hereford Sixth Form College

March 2017

Barrow in Furness Sixth Form College

July 2016

Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College

May 2016

Stockton Sixth Form College

May 2016

Totton College

November 2017

Ludlow College

July 2013

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Sixth Form College

July 2011

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