Meet the Principal
College Principal Michael Jaffrain
We are delighted that you are interested in applying to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College. We are an ambitious College with high aspirations for students and ourselves. The end of your time at your school or academy can appear both exciting and daunting, therefore, as you face a time of change, both in your academic and social life, it is essential that you make such important decisions with as much information at your fingertips as possible.
As the only Sixth Form College in the area, we have a great deal to offer. Our self-contained campus and state-of-the-art buildings provide a unique community feel. With over sixty subjects at Level 2 and 3 to choose from, our highly skilled teachers specialise in post-16 education, delivering excellent teaching and learning. In the College’s last OFSTED report inspectors found that “students benefit from excellent care and support”, they “enjoy their learning in bright, welcoming classrooms”, they “enjoy lively teaching and make good use of the opportunities to learn on their own outside the classroom”. “Teachers assess students’ work thoughtfully and provide constructive and helpful comments with clear actions which assist students to improve. As a result, students make the progress of which they are capable” (Feb. 2017). These, combined with our distinctive Catholic ethos, mean that all of the ingredients are here for you to fulfil your potential and realise your aspirations.
If you are ambitious to achieve highly in a more adult atmosphere, we would be delighted to welcome you and guide you to success.