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School Partnerships

Working in partnership, aspiring to excellence

Being a student is one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life and so it is vital that they choose the right place and programme of study.

At Wakefield College and Castleford College there is a great learning experience waiting and courses that will provide students with skills and knowledge to cope with the next important stage of their life.

We aim to give young people information, advice and guidance about courses and potential career options, to ensure they are achieving their full potential. We're passionate about showcasing Castleford College and Wakefield College and all the fantastic courses we offer, in a wide range of subject areas.

Working in Partnership

Working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers

Wakefield College and Castleford College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, raise attainment and achievement and encourage progression across the district. The School Partnerships programme aims to raise learners awareness of Further and Higher Education, while encouraging continued participation.

We offer schools across the district a comprehensive range of activities for pupils who are looking to enhance their curriculum, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of opportunities in Further Education and employment.

Why Castleford College and Wakefield College?

We feel strongly that our courses are relevant to children at Key Stage 4, and are pleased to introduce Technical Awards which carry performance points into our provision. These contribute towards Progress and Attainment 8 as we endeavour to ensure vocational learning is still accessible for schools and young people.

Our programmes offer schools a meaningful and challenging alternative curriculum which helps the development of young people while keeping them engaged in education and providing a clear pathway into post-16 education. Last year 78% of Year 11 students progressed from our School Link provision to Post-16 study with us - a figure we're very proud of.

This is by no means all that we can offer. We also seek to be flexible and if you have an idea of how we can support your school and students please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

My son is a different person since joining the ECT programme. School has never suited him and he has always been unhappy with academic learning. However, since going to College he is so much happier. He looks forward to his College days and his tutor seems to get the best out of him.
Parent of an ECT student
Contact Us

James Pennington
Strategic Lead – School Partnerships
Telephone: 01924 789741
Email: jpennington@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

Sandra Lockett
School Partnerships Coordinator
Telephone: 01924 789742
Email: slockett@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

Beth Slater
School Liaison Coordinator
Telephone: 01924 789746
Email: bslater@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

Anna Westmoreland
School Liaison Officer
Telephone: 01924 789481
Email: awestmoreland@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

Emma Trethewey
School Partnerships Administrator
Telephone: 01924 789470
Email: etrethewey@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

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School Partnerships Prospectus 2024/25

You will find within this Prospectus a list of courses and activities offered by Castleford College & Wakefield College.

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