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Schools’ Physicist of the Year 2017

A prestigious award for an outstanding contribution to Physics has been presented to Prior Pursglove College student David Binns. David, who received the Schools Physicist of the Year award by The Ogden Trust, was chosen because of his passion for Physics. The Ogden Trust, founded in 1999, aims to encourage the teaching and learning of […]

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Physics student selected to attend prestigious Science School in Australia

Physics student Jack Saville is preparing for a summer of a lifetime at The Professor Harry Messel International Science School, which takes place at the University of Sydney this July. Held every two years, ISS is a visionary science event for 140 academically talented students from Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the […]

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Students help to celebrate 50 years of the Guisborough Choral Society

Ten students from Prior Pursglove College have helped to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Guisborough Choral Society, by taking part in the Guisborough Festival of Song. The two week festival which opened on Saturday 10th June with the Concert of Light Music featured music from the Guisborough Choral Society as well as a group […]

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Triple success for Science Student

Upper sixth student Beth Carter has three things to be proud of after receiving an offer from the University of Oxford and achieving awards in the British Biology Olympiad and the Chemistry International Olympiad. Beth has been given a conditional offer to study Experimental Psychology at The University of Oxford. She is currently studying A […]

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This seasons sporting superstars

We have had quite the successful sporting season with a great number of fantastic achievements this academic year. Team Sports Rugby – Our team has remained unbeaten all season. They have been victorious at 3 under 18’s competitions including beating Tyne Met & Middlesbrough Academies. Football and Netball – Good solid season, both finishing mid-table […]

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Proposal to form and lead a Multi Academy Trust

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College to convert to a Multi Academy Trust, Tees Valley Collaborative Trust. Sixth form colleges were given the opportunity to become academies for the first time in November 2016, as part of the government’s national review of post-16 education. Sixth form colleges already have many of the freedoms of […]

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Student celebrates success with gaining National Award

Student Harry Donnelly is celebrating after winning the AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Award for Technology at the National Career Ready Awards. The award ceremony took place in London where outstanding students, teachers and employers gathered to celebrate excellence in employer engagement as well as recognising the successes of students who have completed the Career […]

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Students are ‘Career Ready’

A group of ten students attended the Mayor’s Chamber in Redcar for a special graduation ceremony from the college’s Career Ready programme. The students have all completed the two year qualification alongside their usual studies at the college and met with the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Barry Hunt, to officially graduate. Career Ready is […]

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Apprenticeships vacancies

Are you aged 16 – 24? Do you want to ‘earn while you learn’? Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College are now recruiting for the following Apprenticeships: Level 2 Customer Service Level 2 Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools An Apprenticeship combines paid employment with studying and gaining qualifications.  You will normally attend […]

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Have you heard about our traineeships?

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College are offering Traineeships featuring a supported work placement with local employers; you will be guaranteed an interview and/or college placement. You must be aged between 16 – 24 years and willing to complete a minimum of 100 hours work placement during your Traineeship. Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth […]

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Oxbridge offers fly in for Sixth Form students

Seven students from Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College have been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, after beating thousands of applicants to receive conditional offers. The Sixth Formers impressed with their applications and at interviews and now have offers to study a number of different courses at the two of […]

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Students take part in National Mock Trial Competition

  On Saturday 26th November 2016 at Leeds Combined Court Centre, a team of 14 students from Prior Pursglove College took part in the Leeds Heat of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition. The competition allows young people from all over the UK to battle out mock criminal trials in real crown courts, in order […]

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Come and get a taste of what Prior has to offer

Are you uncertain which courses to take? Are you unsure what the different subjects involve? Do you need to know more? If you feel that this could be you – then come along to our Taster Sessions. There you will have the chance to meet our highly experienced staff who will give you an insight […]

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Student-run shop – now open for business

Students from the Endeavour Faculty are celebrating the opening of their new shop in the Priory Centre at Prior Pursglove College.   The students who are coordinating the retail space are currently studying Retail Level 2 NCFE and as part of obtaining the qualification, they are looking forward to earning some vital works experience. The […]

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Prior Pursglove College pauses to remember fallen

Staff and students at Prior Pursglove College joined the region in pausing to remember those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts in a special service at 11am on Friday 11th November. The annual ceremony, led by Principal Joanna Bailey, was attended by staff, students and colleagues from Askham Bryan […]

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Come and sample what Prior Pursglove has to offer

Are you uncertain which courses to take? Are you unsure what the different subjects involve? Do you need to know more? If you feel that this could be you – then come along to our Taster Sessions. There you will have the chance to meet our highly experienced staff who will give you an insight […]

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Liam’s Summer at Sea

Foundation student Liam Bivens had the summer of a lifetime sailing along the north coast on the Ocean Youth Trust North’s James Cook Sailing Vessel. During the summer Kirkleatham School invited Liam to be an adult helper on a school trip organised through the Ocean Youth Trust. The trip was a voyage on the James Cook sailing vessel. Being […]

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Peers in Schools visit from Baroness Harris

Prior Pursglove College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process.  Baroness Harris met with Politics and Law students for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed […]

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Welcome to Prior Pursglove College

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new students on Wednesday 7th September at 9am and hope that you are all looking forward to your first day at college too! After a great summer of A Level success, including achieving an amazing 100% pass rate in 40 subjects as well as being awarded a […]

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Amazing A level results success for newly merged sixth form college

This results day is an historic one for Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College, the first sixth form colleges to merge in over 18 years, whose students have achieved excellent outcomes:  A level results include: Pass rate over 98% Vast majority of subjects 100% pass rate Best ever number of A* grades Overwhelming majority […]

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Prior Pursglove College students receive special local award

  Two Prior Pursglove College Students have been awarded by the de Brus group due to their help with the de Brus Symposium earlier this year. The de Brus Community Awards which is a trust that the de Brus group have set up for students who contribute to the community has been awarded to students […]

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Art & Design Exhibition

Join us on Tuesday 12th July for our very special Art & Design Exhibition. Don’t miss your chance to see the work from the next generation of artists on display in the Judy Burton Gallery from 12pm – 7pm.    

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College finalises merger

Governors at Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College have announced their historic merger into a single entity to create Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College, which was established on 1st May 2016. The equal merger is the first of its kind in the sixth form college sector for eighteen years. The newly […]

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Students don high heels to ‘Walk in her Shoes’

Students have raised awareness of the plight of thousands of young girls in third world countries who still have to walk for many hours a day to collect water for their families. A group of both female and male students took part in a sponsored ‘Walk in her Shoes’ event for Care International, walking from […]

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Celebrating Success

Well done to over 30 of our students who have achieved 100% attendance since September. Their excellent achievement was celebrated with a special lunch and certificate presentation.

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Students have a lot of seats to fill in Sponsored Sit

Students at Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College have worked together to raise money for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation. The group of 20 students spent just over three hours sitting in every seat in the Riverside Stadium – all 34,990 of them! The challenge was organised by Prior Pursglove College’s Events Team – a dedicated group of […]

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Kate shares her experience of volunteering

 Health and Social Care student Kate Husband  is one of the many students at Prior Pursglove College who gives up their free time to be a volunteer. Here she tells us what it’s like to be a volunteer at James Cook University Hospital. “As part of my work as a therapeutic care volunteer at James Cook […]

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Celebrating local heritage – De Brus Symposium

A day of historical talks took place this weekend at the college focusing on the De Brus family and the influence they have had on our area. The De Brus Symposium has been organised by the De Brus Project and featured a variety of knowledgeable speakers including Dr Ruth Blakely, Dr Alan Young, Peter Appleton, Canon Bryan […]

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Tom kick starts career with Jaguar Land Rover

A2 student Tom Rogerson has been awarded a four year apprenticeship with the multinational company Jaguar Landrover. Tom is currently studying Business, Design Technology and ICT and will start the Level Three, Advanced Apprenticeship placement in September. He is waiting to find out whether he will be based at Warwick or Birmingham and which discipline […]

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Double success for Science Student

A2 student Anna McGairy has two things to be proud of after receiving an offer from the University of Cambridge and also achieving a gold award in the British Biology Olympiad. Anna from Guisborough has been given a conditional offer to study Natural Biological Sciences at Girton College, Cambridge, and needs to achieve two A*s […]

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Kelsie’s creative writing success

A Prior student has been presented with a runner’s up prize in a Teesside University creative writing competition. Kelsie Hill, 17, a former student of Huntcliff School, was awarded second place in the University’s prestigious Writing Challenge, from hundreds of entries from across the region. Kelsie’s poem, entitled ‘Aid: Achieving or Deceiving’, discussed overseas aid […]

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Governors approve landmark merger

The Corporations at Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, and Stockton Sixth Form College are proceeding with a proposal to merge. Following an open, transparent and comprehensive consultation which ran from 17th September – 23rd November 2015, governors at both sixth form colleges have concluded that the plan offered both sites security and sustainability for the longer […]

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Economics students hear from local MP

Students heard from Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop earlier this month in an active Q&A around the subject of Economics. A2 Economics students were invited to quiz the politician on the local economy, including the recent news around the SSI closure, the steel industry in China, the in/out EU referendum and what […]

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Prior students perform West End classic

Students at Prior Pursglove College are set to receive rave reviews following their annual musical theatre performance this week. Performing Arts and Theatre enrichment students have joined forces with local musical theatre school Stagecoach Theatre Arts to put on a fantastic showing of Les Miserables on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December in […]

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PGCE students credit Prior staff

Two trainee teachers have told how studying at Prior Pursglove College inspired them to achieve a career in the profession. Dean Nicholls and Enrik Shabani are currently completing their PGCE placement and have returned to Prior Pursglove College to teach Psychology and Sport respectively. Former teachers have commended their exceptional progress and believe they are […]

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Prior students support Children in Need

Students at Prior Pursglove College have shown their charitable spirit by raising vital funds for this year’s Children in Need appeal. The college’s Events Team, part of the Student’s Union, organised a fun-filled day for staff and students to enjoy, including superhero fancy dress, a pub-less quiz, pillow wars inflatable battle, doughnut eating competition and […]

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Prior Pursglove College pauses to remember fallen

Shannon Oakley, from Kirkleatham Hall School, gave a reading at the ceremony. Staff and students at Prior Pursglove College joined the region in pausing to remember those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts in a special service at 11am on Wednesday 11th November. The annual ceremony, led by Principal […]

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Wannabe medics quiz local GP

Aspiring medics at Prior Pursglove College were given the opportunity to take part in a lively question and answer session with a local General Practitioner today. Students turned up to speak with Dr Phil Adam as part of the college’s focus on career advice and guidance. The group was given information about the variety of […]

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Proposal to merge

Principal of Prior Pursglove College, Judy Burton, is to retire from her role in December 2015, after eleven years at the college, it was announced today. The decision comes after Prior achieved a ‘Good’ rating in its recent Ofsted inspection, and provides apt timing for two of the region’s most successful colleges to announce their […]

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Results Day

Staff and students at Prior Pursglove College are celebrating yet another historic results day performance. Students secured the college’s highest ever A-level pass rate at 99.4%, up from 99% in 2014, with 80% of A-level subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. Of the college’s 1,225 A-level entries, almost half received the prestigious ‘A*’, ‘A’ or […]

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