Support & Guidance

In keeping with our main school ethos, The Stouport VIth Form College aims to nurture the individual so that your skills and talents truly shine. We achieve this, in part, through offering experiences beyond the curriculum to broaden interests, develop new skills and prepare for university or the workplace. This can help you to become resilient, well-rounded and confident in order to face the challenges of this competitive world head-on.

All students are expected to participate on a regular basis in at least one enrichment activity each year which can take many forms including studying for a qualification such as the Extended Project Award and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Some students opt to  demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills through the Young Enterprise scheme. For those wishing to go into teaching or simply to pass on their knowledge and love for a subject to younger students, classroom support or reading and maths support is preferred.

Opportunities to develop leadership skills are offered through our Student Ambassador programme and regular tutor group activities, competitions and challenges. Each tutor group elects a representative to contribute to the VIth Form Council whilst a President and four College Captains are elected each year to lead whole school Student Voice through the School Council.

Whatever your choice, we’ll support you to become the person you want to be.


Whilst studying for further qualifications, one of our key objectives is to provide you with the guidance and support that will enable you to make informed choices about your future.

For many, this may involve applying for a place at university and as such, we provide numerous opportunities for our students to attend dedicated presentations and research days.

We also provide individual assistance with personal statements and the application process from start to finish.

For those wishing to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, or to read Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, we arrange meetings with expert external advisors to complement our own in-house support system.

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A bursary fund is available to students who have a genuine financial barrier to extending their education.  There are different tiers of support available, which will determine the entitlement and proportion of money to be received.  Students are only eligible for payments from the Bursary Fund if they meet the eligibility criteria and are legitimately enrolled and attending school.  All queries and applications will be dealt with promptly, sensitively and in a confidential manner.

In addition, Study support bursaries are available to assist with conferences, study visits, summer schools and university visits. Specific support is offered for students who are applying to Oxbridge, or to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

Please contact Head Of Year,  for further details.

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