We are very proud of all the success that our students have experienced at the College and are humbled by the local, regional and national accolades that have recognised these.  We are rated by OFSTED as Outstanding in everything we do, or, to put it another way - the achievements, development and behaviour of our students is rated as Outstanding.  We gained our OFSTED rating during the 2016-17 academic year and have also received the following honours:

  • TES UK Sixth Form College of the Year Award 2018
  • Association of Colleges Beacon Award 2019 for Social Mobility and Widening Participation
  • Educate North Award for Social Mobility 2019
  • Sixth Form Colleges Association Social Mobility Award
  • Sixth Form College Association Award for Curriculum Innovation
  • Liverpool Echo Schools ‘Healthy Living Award’
  • Wirral Globe School Awards ‘Class of the Year’

All these achievements are a consequence of what goes on at the College day-in and day-out and that this works so well is no accident.  We are a specialist post-16 provider and so this allows all our staff, all our systems and all our work to be solely focused on ensuring the best A Level and BTEC experience and outcomes.  As our staff only have to focus on post-16 academic work, they have become highly specialised and skilled in this and so are able to develop and support students in ways that non-specialists might not be able to. 

At this College, we are driven by our commitment to hard work and our absolute conviction that all students have the capacity to excel - perhaps you just don’t know it yet! What we do is shaped by our core values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience and Thoughtfulness: values that we expect all who join us, both staff and students, to uphold.

If you are considering joining us, we understand that this might mean leaving a school you have perhaps been happy and successful in for a number of years. This might be difficult but it is also right that you now take the next step in your life’s journey.  As Principal of this College, you have my promise that we will value you, believe in you and push you to realise the immense potential we know you have.  All that is asked for in return is that you work hard, believe in yourself and be decent to others.

Mike Kilbride


Birkenhead Sixth Form College


Watch our former Head Students, Caitlin and Charlie, host a Q&A with Mike, grilling him about a range of subject including five-year plans for the College, what makes us different to school, and his love of Burnley FC.

If you have any queries, please contact me on 0151 652 5575 or write to me at: Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Park Road West, Claughton, Wirral, CH43 8SQ