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Transforming lives through learning...

At Wakefield College we recognise that the dedication of our staff, working both in and out of the classroom, is crucial to ensuring that our learners achieve their full potential.

In order to attract and retain the very best people who will be committed to supporting our values, we provide a working environment in which we can all succeed and flourish, and we supplement this by offering an extensive range of benefits and rewards.

We respect our staff as individuals and celebrate the rich mix of backgrounds and experiences they bring to the College. We also recognise that our staff need to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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.

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.

Ofsted Inspection

Wakefield College is a good College – but don’t just take our word for it, look at what Ofsted say! Ofsted conducted a full Inspection of Wakefield College in December 2018, looking at every area of our work and they concluded that we are a ‘Good’ College.

Student Oliver Dixon with Principal, Sam Wright
A Level Results

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience after the class of 2020 achieved another strong set of results. Figures reveal students achieved an overall pass rate of 97% - the 17th year running the result has exceeded 95%. The number of high grade passes (A*- B) also increased significantly rising four percent to 28%.

Latest Corporate News

Wakefield College wins education award

13 April, 2022

Selby College and Wakefield College shortlisted in education awards

23 March, 2022

Wakefield College students celebrate graduation success.

07 March, 2022

Selby College and Wakefield College Merge

01 March, 2022

‘Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’ preparing to launch

19 January, 2022

Wakefield College pays tribute to wartime nurse Mary Seacole…

08 December, 2021

Pilot Filmed for sought after Construction course

21 October, 2021

Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…

30 September, 2021

Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)

10 August, 2021

Wakefield College Celebrates A Level Results…

10 August, 2021

Yorkshire colleges announce plans for merger

23 June, 2021

Engineering a brighter future

09 February, 2021

New Covid-19 testing site opens at Wakefield College

03 February, 2021

A special award for a special Wakefield building

21 October, 2020

Wakefield College celebrates A Level results

13 August, 2020

Vision for the future of colleges launched by Independent Commission

24 July, 2020

Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…

10 February, 2020

Wakefield Suffragist honoured by historic College building

10 February, 2020

Hospitality & Catering Department receives professional equipment grant

17 October, 2019

Full marks for new teaching staff at Wakefield College

03 October, 2019

Wakefield College signs up to the AOC Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

05 September, 2019

Wakefield College supports students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

25 June, 2019

Wakefield College achieves Matrix accreditation

15 May, 2019

Public access defibrillators to save lives

03 May, 2019

Wakefield College praised by Ofsted as it achieves “Good” across all inspection areas

17 January, 2019

Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site

19 November, 2018

Wakefield College teams up with Theatre Royal Wakefield

07 June, 2018

SafeGuard donation ensures learning is bullet proof

04 May, 2018

Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence

30 April, 2018

Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!

27 April, 2018

Facts & Figures


...students taught in 2019/20


...rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018


...overall A Level pass rate in 2021


...A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rate in 2021


...overall satisfaction rating from HE students in 2021


...overall satisfaction rating from FE students


...vocational qualifications achieved in 2020


...years providing education and training in Wakefield


...cost of the new University Centre hub, opened in 2017


...HE students were in employment 6 months after graduating


...students achieved a Higher Education qualification in 2018


...apprentices taught in 2020