We are very proud of the national and regional awards that we have received regularly over a number of years that showcase what the College offers to better young people’s lives.

These awards recognise excellence in academic education, but also acknowledge the all-round College experience that enhances students’ life opportunities, no matter their starting point of background.

Our commitment to our students becoming well-rounded individuals with all the tools to achieve success in their future lives is evidenced by these award wins, and it is gratifying for both students and staff that their hard work and determination is celebrated on a grand and prestigious stage.

Most Inspirational Sixth Form 2023

Educate Awards

Judges said that the College was a 'shining example' at the Educate Awards 2023, with the 'Most Inspirational Sixth Form' award win celebrating our students' academic and personal achievements.



College of the Year 2023

Educate North Awards

Birkenhead Sixth Form College has been named College of the Year by the prestigious Educate North Awards. These awards recognise excellence in education and are a testament to everyone's hard work to keep the College and outstanding institution, including our students, their parents and our staff.


Ofsted Outstanding

We were rated by Ofsted as Outstanding in everything we do.



UK Sixth Form College of the Year 2018 


The College and its students won this national award in what are considered to be the most prestigious awards in education. Click here for the full story.


UK Sixth Form College of the Year 2021 - Shortlisted 


The College has been shortlisted for this award yet again in 2021, having won it just three years previously. The award winners are announced in a virtual ceremony on Friday 28th May 2021.


UK Leadership Award - Mike Kilbride, Principal 

Educate North Awards

The College's Principal, Mike Kilbride, won this award in recognition of his outstanding leadership.


Outstanding GCSE Resit Provision


This award recognises the outstanding results that the College achieves with students resitting crucial Maths and English GCSE qualifications. Our success rates are amongst the highest in the country and help students who missed the pass marks under their high school tuition to move onto A Level study and beyond. Click here for the full story.



Beacon Award 2019 for Social Mobility and Widening Participation

Association of Colleges

This national award recognises the College's commitment to giving the same opportunities to all students, no matter their backgrounds. Click here for the full story.



Award for Social Mobility 2019

Educate North Awards

Educate North Awards chose the College as winners of this award as it is an 'engine for social mobility'.



Social Mobility Award 

Sixth Form Colleges Association

The College won recognition for helping students from all backgrounds reach their full potential.



Sixth Form College of the Year 2018 Winners / Student Experience Award Finalists 

Educate North Awards

The regional Educate North Awards named the College 'Sixth Form College of the Year' in April 2018. The Student Development Team also earned a place as finalists in the Student Experience award in recognition of their outstanding careers support and preparing students for their next steps after A Levels.


Curriculum Innovation

Sixth Form College Association

Our unique Academic Mentoring Programme sees undergraduates from a number of universities, including the University of Liverpool, visit the College to give peer-to-peer mentoring and advice to A Level students in a range of subjects.


Educate Awards - Most Inspirational Sixth Form
Educate North College of the Year 2023
TES Shortlist
Quality in Careers
CE Certified
BePART Educational Trust
Sixth Form Colleges Association
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award