The College — Solihull Sixth Form College

The College

Solihull Sixth Form College is a specialist provider of A level, BTEC and T level education to 16-19 year olds from Solihull and Birmingham.

In 2024 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the College. We have had thousands of staff and students work at the College since it opened in 1974 and achieved a half century of academic excellence during that time. Now, with more than 40 subjects on offer, the College offers one of the widest range of courses in the region.

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, BTEC and T level 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.

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


“Scaling new heights, for our children, young people and communities.”


Deliver exceptional education to children and young people in the West Midlands, enabling them all to have successful, happy lives and make a positive impact on their communities.

We do this by:

  • Providing all our children and young people with the highest levels of expectation, educational provision and care.
  • Achieving the highest levels of academic progress for all our learners.
  • Nurturing our children and young people in academies where safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance.
  • Providing a rich educational experience for all our learners.
  • Adopting a consistently high level of inclusivity and equity for all learners, colleagues and stakeholders across our trust.
  • Contributing positively to the communities which our academies serve.
  • Valuing all our people and developing them as professionals and lifelong learners.
  • Working intelligently to maximise the effective and efficient use of our resources.
  • Working ethically and with integrity, civility and respect.

Success through Endeavour: We work hard and develop resilience to ensure that we are able to collectively and positively overcome any barriers that we face.
Ambition through Challenge: We are relentlessly ambitious for all our students and colleagues and challenge them to do their best, every lesson, every day.
Strength through Diversity: We are truly inclusive, embrace each other’s differences and backgrounds and respect each other’s views and beliefs.

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.