Post 16 Information

All the local colleges are aware of how difficult the present situation may be for Y11 students.  The colleges  wish to reassure applicants that they will be working hard to support them in the coming weeks.

College websites:

Apply here to Wigan & Leigh College:

22nd June Update

Please find attached communication from Wigan & Leigh College regarding enrolment plans for August.

30th March Update

FE Colleges and providers have been busily contacting us with information for you regarding your applications for September. We will provide you with regular updates regarding your post-16 choices and applications


Wigan and Leigh College There is a letter from the Principal to all Year 11 applicants: . They are reassuring you that your places are safe. There is also an important message for students applying for apprenticeships. Applicants must submit their CV, so that College can market you to appropriate employers. Please email this to the College at  by Friday 24 April 2020. Any queries about your application can be sent to:

Bridging Units for students to complete can be found here:

St. John Rigby College Applicants have been e-mailed by the college and directed to resources to be working on now. Here is the link for you to use:

Winstanley College The College are setting up a “Year 11 Subject Guides/Revision” section of their website for applicants to access work to support the transition from school to college. This should be available from the end of the week.

 Deanery Sixth Form College The college have sent out a letter to applicants (there is a copy included at the end of this document) They have produced bridging units for you to complete so you will be ready for college courses in September. Here is the link:  Post 16 Applications and Courses Update

Carmel College All applicants will receive an update email or letter soon. If you have any queries, you can still email the admissions department on:

St Helens College The College is still accepting and processing all applications, but changing the process for interviews and the issuing of “offers”.

All face-to-face interviews are suspended for the moment but will be reinstates as soon as possible. If you have not yet applied, simply continue to apply as normal by completing and submitting your application online. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email from the Admissions Team confirming that they have received and are processing your application. Shortly after, you will then receive a “Conditional Offer” letter via email. If you have already applied and attended an Interview Event, you do not need to do anything. We will write to you in July/August with information on when to come in to enrol.

Warrington and Vale Royal College You can apply online by searching for the course you are interested in on their ‘study with us’ webpage. If you find something you like, simply click on the ‘apply for this course’ button. You can then easily create an account online and apply for the course you are interested in.

If you have already applied to the college they will continue to process your application as normal. If you are awaiting a college interview, please note that these have been postponed. They are in the process of looking at telephone interview arrangements and will contact you directly as soon as these are confirmed.

Anyone applying for an apprenticeship will continue to be supported in finding employment as an apprentice and you will be contacted if an employer within your chosen subject has a vacancy. If you would like to get in touch with the apprenticeships team please contact them on:  .

Note: If you have any questions regarding any post-16 applications and courses, either contact the college directly or e-mail Julie Tindall, our Careers Advisor


Winstanley College - Email sent to all applicants

Email sent from Mel Chadwick Vice Principal – Monday 23rd March.


We know that this is a very worrying time for you and your families so I just wanted to get in touch to say that there’s one less thing to worry about.

Winstanley College will guarantee places to everyone who has attended an interview.  You simply need to reserve your place by emailing by Friday 1st May 2020 to confirm  we are your choice of college.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee we’ll have room for anyone who confirms later than this date.

We can remain flexible about your actual course choices and won’t ask you to confirm them until we can talk to you in person.

I hope this reassures you that Winstanley is here for you and we hope you and your family keep well and safe through this difficult time.

We look forward to getting to know you just as we know you are looking forward to seeing all your friends and making some new ones when you start College.



The Deanery Sixth Form Update for Applicants

Please read the letter below, that includes details of not only the Bridging Units and how to access them, but the enrolment procedure over the coming weeks, given the unusual situation we find ourselves in.

Applicant Letter for Enrolment


Wigan Warriors Education

Please read the letter below for the latest information from Wigan Warriors Education:

WWA - Update Letter re Progression & Recruitment

Year 11 Update

Please find some useful information below to help with your next steps.

Educational Links

A variety of additional resources to help keep you academically focused for the next part of your learning journey. Click on the image to discover more…