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Corporate Information

Our mission and strategic objectives

Wakefield College is the largest college in the District and has an impressive track record, having provided education and training in Wakefield and its surrounding area since 1868.

In December 2018 Ofsted conducted a full Inspection of Wakefield College, looking at every area of our work and they concluded that we are a ‘Good’ College.

Our Mission

Transforming lives through learning...
by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.

Our Vision be an outstanding college at the heart of the Wakefield District.

Our Values

Responsiveness.     Teamwork.     Inclusiveness.     Respect.     Excellence.     Responsibility.

Executive Team

Sam Wright

Telephone: 01924 789 201

Jason Pepper
Executive Director:
Finance & Resources

Telephone: 01924 789 207

Clare Allcock
Executive Director:
Student Experience & Student Support

Telephone: 01924 789 117

Lisa Macdonald
Executive Director:

Telephone: 01924 789 204

Karen Sykes
Executive Director:
HR & Organisational Development

Telephone: 01924 789 214

Joanne Taylor
Executive Director:
Employer Engagement & Apprenticeships

Telephone: 01924 789 105

Strategic Objectives #1

Deliver a high-quality, destination focused learning experience to all learners.

Strategic Objectives #2

Meet the skills needs, aspirations and interests of the Wakefield District and the wider region.

Strategic Objectives #3

Have a skilled, engaged workforce who feel safe and promote College values.

Strategic Objectives #4

Resource a high-quality student experience.

Annual Accounts

16-19 Tuition Fund Grant

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESF) has allocated Wakefield College additional funding for the 2020/21 academic year to provide support for learners that experienced particular disruption in their education during lockdown. In line with the ESFA conditions attached to this funding, we will be providing the following support:

  • Additional small group ‘catch-up’ tuition in to enable those learners that have not achieved at least a grade 5 in GCSE English and/or maths to do so.
  • Additional small group ‘catch-up’ tuition to learners on vocational study programmes that might benefit from additional support.
  • The provision of additional tutorial and pastoral support to help learners that may be at risk of withdrawing from their study programme.
  • The provision of physical and online learning materials and equipment to support eligible learners.

This support set out above will be directed at learners that do not yet have GCSE English and/or maths at Grade 5 or above, but will be prioritised for learners that do not yet have GCSE English and/or maths at Grade 4.