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Blog 6: A blog by and for the sixth form sector
News, opinion, practical advice

About Us

SFCA represents all designated Sixth Form Colleges and 16 to 19 academies in England, as well as a growing number of FE colleges and 16-19 free schools. Our members are responsible for over a fifth of the A levels delivered in England each year and help their students to achieve better exam results than all other non-selective providers.
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Being part of the SFCA family has genuinely helped us to become an Outstanding College, as we have benefited enormously from the exceptional talent, creative ideas and very generous support from our colleagues in the SFCA based in London, and from our colleagues across the other Sixth Form Colleges in the Association.

Angela Williams

Principal, Huddersfield New College
Sixth form colleges play a vital role in preparing young people for the next stage in their life, be that higher education, an apprenticeship or the workplace.

The Rt Hon Damian Hinds

MP and Former Secretary of State for Education
The SFCA is an invaluable source of advice, information and support, as well as providing a forum for debate and discussion on issues that matter to post 16 providers. SFCA membership offers frequent opportunities to share ideas and strategies with colleagues across the country and to benefit from the collective ingenuity of the sector.

Tim Fisher

Principal, Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
As a principal new to leading a Sixth Form College I have found the support from the SFCA invaluable. Through this dynamic network I have met many experienced leaders who have welcomed me into their colleges to share best practice in leadership, governance, teaching and learning and curriculum innovation.

Jan Atkinson

Principal, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College
The SFCA has always been an excellent source of support, advice and guidance to members on all the key issues affecting post 16 education. Recent innovations mean that the offer to member institutions is even more high quality and comprehensive.

Nick Burnham

Principal and Chair, Cardinal Newman College
The leadership of the Association is strong, credible, optimistic and continually striving to secure the best for our sector, with us and on behalf of us. We now feel, as a single institution, that we have a greater voice through the Association and are equally represented within it.

Ellen Beveridge

Principal, Durham Sixth Form Centre
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Our Members

SFCA represents all designated sixth form colleges in England, as well as a growing number of further education and tertiary colleges, 16-19 schools, free schools, and academies. Click on a region of the map to view our local members, or use one of the links below:
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