It’s official – Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is one of the best colleges in the country, as proven in latest Government data by the Department for Education’s School’s and College’s performance tables!

The people of this region can remain confident that they have one of the best colleges in the country on their doorstep, as latest Government data has shown that Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is:

The 1st college in the whole country for A Level Value Added scores

These measure the distance between a student’s eventual A Level grades compared to the results they were predicted based on their GCSEs

The 3rd highest performing college in the country for young Apprenticeship success

The 4th highest performing college in the country for A Level grades

From 317 colleges, sixth forms and sixth form centres

On Wednesday 21st May, the College held a special event and balloon launch to celebrate this fantastic achievement. Afterwards, students and staff were able to enjoy refreshments and cakes as a reward for their hard work.

It is clear that the students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form are talented, hardworking young people and the College is lucky to have a fantastic staff, with many years of teaching experience, who are determined to ensure their students’ success and future careers.

In addition to the outstanding statistics above, the College has also shown to be the BEST in the area for A Level grades, which includes all grammar schools, school sixth forms, sixth form centres and colleges in Pendle, Burnley, Accrington and the Ribble Valley, and the College’s Vocational grades are the best in the area too!

College Principal, Amanda Melton, said, “I am continually amazed by the outstanding success that our students achieve. Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form might be a small college, but our phenomenal success goes to show that great things really do come in small packages! We care about each and every student and my talented staff work hard to ensure that all of our young people are given the drive, determination and skills to achieve their dreams. I am sure that the people of East Lancashire are proud that their young people go on to perform so highly in the national league tables. Congratulations to you all; staff, students and parents!”