Moorlands Sixth Form College

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Moorlands VI Form College
Cheadle, Staffordshire
Type Sixth Form College
Associate Schools Painsley Catholic College, Moorside High School & The Cheadle Academy
Director Mrs Clare Dodson
Gender Mixed
Age 16 to 18
Houses PCC, TCA & MHS
Mission Statement 'Discovering and reaching individual potential in an environment of mutual respect and high expectation. Providing a stimulating and challenging learning atmosphere in which success is achieved by highly motivated students.'
OFSTED Rating Good with large elements of outstanding

The Moorlands Sixth Form College is a successful Sixth Form College, owned by Painsley Catholic College, one of the leading secondary schools in the country. The college is located in the campus of Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, a historic market town in Staffordshire, England. The college caters for years 12-13, where students can gain A-Level and AS-Level qualifications, with results above the national standards. The college is owned by Painsley Catholic College and run as a partnership of 3 local high schools; Painsley Catholic College, The Cheadle Academy and Moorside High School, and acts as the sixth form for students of all partnership schools.The college acts as a separate facility for upper sixth students to use, away from the main high school.


The Moorlands is led by a senior leader (Mrs C Dodson) elected by the representatives of Painsley Catholic College (Mr S G Bell), The Cheadle Academy (Mr N Jamieson) & Moorside High School (Mr S Clarke) and all decisions and changes within the college are made as a group by these four leaders, in order to make the best decisions for students from all partnership schools.

Links with Painsley Catholic College[edit]

Painsley Catholic College is a Roman Catholic secondary school with academy status situated in Cheadle, Staffordshire and is one of the leading schools in the country. Painsley is part of the Painsley Catholic multi-academy company consisting of the high school and 6 feeder primary schools. Painsley consistently achieves excellent grades at GCSE and students attending Painsley are encouraged to continue these excellent grades at the Moorlands College. The majority of teaching staff at the Moorlands are from the OFSTED outstanding rated Painsley as well as a large proportion of teaching students. The Moorlands is located in Painsley's campus and therefore students from the sixth form use Painsley's facilities and high school students regularly attend events to integrate them within the college. Key gospel values from Painsley are continued at the sixth form, with students regularly taking part in masses, prayer and scheduled RE lessons.

Links with The Cheadle Academy[edit]

The Cheadle Academy aims to promote success by preparing its young people for life and to equip them for citizenship.

The Cheadle Academy enjoys an improving reputation based on the commitment and hard work of our staff, students, parents and carers. Their last OFSTED Report described the Academy as good with outstanding features and the academy is constantly striving to further develop all learners. The academy is located within a 5 minute walk from the sixth form & Painsley campus and a large amount of Moorlands teaching staff are from The Cheadle Academy.

Links with Moorside High School[edit]

Moorside seeks to develop in its students the tolerance, respect for others and active sense of right and wrong, which are both the basis for a harmonious and effective school community, and a preparation for future citizenship. Moorside takes pride in knowing its students and their families well, and in providing students with individual support and guidance to enable them to become effective learners and positive members of society. In all of this, the Governors and staff of Moorside High School recognise the unique contribution which the support and involvement of parents make to the education of their child and to the life of the school as a whole. Moorside High school is located furthest away from the sixth form, in the town of Werrington, on the boarders of Stoke-On-Trent and provides a small number of teaching staff to the college.


The Moorlands Sixth Form teaches: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Statistics, English, English Lit, German, French, Spanish, Religious Education,Information Communication Technology, Computing, Geography, History, Art, Textiles, Product Design, Beliefs & Values, Philosophy & Ethics, Business Studies, Economics, Performing Arts, Health & Social Care, Law, Geology, Sociology, Psychology, Vocational Business, Media Studies, Further Maths, ASDAN, PE, Music, and Drama.

Alumni of Painsley Catholic College & the Sixth Form[edit]

Examination Results[edit]

See link for all exam results.

Moorlands Sixth Form College consistently gains some of the top A-Level results in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire and the Midlands.

The college gained the top A-Level results in Staffordshire in 2014 and 2015

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Coordinates: 52°58′46″N 1°59′27″W / 52.9794°N 1.9909°W / 52.9794; -1.9909