Student Support

We pride ourselves on providing a first class pastoral care system.

Here at Stockton Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on providing a first class pastoral care system. From the moment you join college, you will be assigned a tutor who will support your progression and welfare at college. You will also be supported by one of our Faculty Managers. Each week you will meet with your tutor and tutor group and follow an active tutorial programme which aims to support your studies and prepare you for your next steps, whether that be university or employment.

Parents are introduced to the colleges induction and student support programme early in the first term and we keep parents informed of progress through regular reports, parents evenings and encourage parents to access an online portal where subject performance can be continually monitored.

Equal opportunities and safeguarding policies

We support differently-abled people both in and out of the classroom, throughout the full range of courses we offer. Before you enrol, we offer information on the support available to you and an assessment of your personal needs. Once you are a student, we can offer academic support and more specialist support for dealing with the development of communication, numeracy, IT skills, English for speakers of other languages, help for dyslexic students and much more.

The college has an Equality and Diversity Policy and we aim to ensure that no member of the college suffers from prejudice or discrimination in any form. We welcome applications from students with learning difficulties/disabilities and we try to make the transition from school to college as smooth as possible for all students.

Our formal Disability Statement tells you more about how we can help students overcome any difficulty or disability, so each student’s time at college is successful.

The designated safeguarding lead for the college are Jane Britton and Paul Bracchi they can be contacted via and

Examination arrangements

If you qualify for extra time in exams, we ask the Examining Body in advance to consider and agree to any special arrangements.


The college employs a counsellor for times when a student may want to speak to someone outside of the college, on a confidential basis.

SEN local offer

Stockton Sixth Form is an open access college; we pride ourselves on always finding a course for anyone who applies to us regardless of age or ability, dependant on suitability, funding restrictions and course availability.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where students can thrive and reach their potential.  The college welcomes applications from all, regardless of prior achievement, and is committed to providing appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable all students to be successful. You can download our SEN local offer here.

Contact our SEND Co-ordinator Tristan Keates via

Financial Support

The College receives funding from the Government to support young people who need financial assistance in order to continue in further education.

If you are a UK citizen or have been a continuous resident in the UK for the previous 3 years before the start of the course, and are pursuing or intend to pursue a full or part time course of study during the academic year but you are inhibited by financial difficulties or by anticipated financial concerns, then you may be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial support funding is not designed to support general living costs, but to be used towards food and course related costs.

Financial Support Leaflet

Bursary and Free Meals Application