The College

Solihull Sixth Form College is a specialist provider of A level, BTEC and CACHE education to 16-19 year olds from Solihull and Birmingham. With more than 40 subjects on offer, the College offers one of the widest range of courses in the region.

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Principal Martin SullivanWelcome from the Principal, Dr Martin Sullivan (pictured right):

My name is Martin Sullivan and I’m the Principal at Solihull Sixth Form College, part of the Summit Learning Trust. This website is your first step towards discovering more about life in Solihull.

As a sixth form college, we have a different learning culture to what you will have been used to at school. Our ethos is not just about helping you to achieve the best grades you are capable of; it is also about developing you into an independent learner, so you are ready to face to challenges of Higher Education, further training and employment.

We are specialists in post-16 education, with teachers who are experts in their fields. We boast a large selection of A level and BTEC courses and a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment options. Every student has an academic coach, who is there to guide you in your studies and support your progression. All this takes place in a friendly, multi-cultural environment, with first-class facilities and resources.

While you can expect the very highest standards from us as a College, we also have high expectations of you. We expect you take responsibility for your learning. The greater commitment to your studies that you have, the greater your chance of success and the greater the sense of achievement when you reach your goals.

Thank you for your interest in Solihull Sixth Form College. We hope you will be inspired to find out more about us. Enjoy the information on this vibrant website and please visit us at one of our open events to learn more about us.

The ethos of the College can be best summarised by our Mission Statement:

Our College is for people who:


• We ASPIRE to be outstanding: academically, professionally and personally.

• We INVEST fully in all we do, knowing that the more effort we commit the more benefits we can access.

• We RESPECT each other, ourselves and our environment.

These principles underpin all the policies and regulations which manage how we work together as students, staff, parents and trustees. The culture and ethos that these values sustain create the capacity to transform life chances, enabling all of us to stretch our potential to the full.

The College is also part of the Summit Learning Trust, for which the Mission Statement reads:

Strength through Diversity
Ambition through Challenge
Excellence through Curiosity

• In our Trust, we celebrate the rich and diverse school communities that make up our schools. Sharing, listening to and respecting each other’s views and beliefs make our Trust stronger. We support each other, honouring our different backgrounds, to create a safe and equal environment for all.

• We are fiercely ambitious for all our pupils and challenge them to do their best, every lesson, every day. We check their achievement and progress against the highest national standards. This ensures that we are always looking for ways to improve, and that we insist, relentlessly, on the highest standards of teaching and learning. Everyone in the Trust is continually challenged to improve on their previous best.

• Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement. In our Trust, we encourage and provoke pupils’ curiosity so that they are inspired to seek out new knowledge, learn new skills and achieve excellence. Curiosity is closely linked to empathy, helping us all to develop better relationships. The life of a curious person is never boring!

For information on staffing and leadership at the College visit our College Structure and Governance pages.

This website details the courses we offer to our students, the support we provide and the progression opportunities we help our students to achieve, with this ethos clearly embedded in all we do.