About Us

Message from the Principal

I warmly welcome you to Prior Pursglove, a college whose modern facilities are blended into a beautiful setting that has been a place of learning for over 500 years. Nowhere else provides such a unique experience. The stimulating and rewarding culture of our college is based on care, respect and hard work and these are the key values at the heart of how we operate as a college community.

We believe that education can transform the lives of individuals and we understand that learning can offer new and exciting life opportunities for us all.  Indeed, it is our absolute belief in the positive power of education that motivates our fantastic members of staff in all that they do. We strive to create an environment in our college that is fair, supportive, inclusive and friendly.

We want you to enjoy being here and benefit from our college community which can offer you new friendships, new interests and the opportunity to succeed. Equally, there are high expectations from us around performance and work ethic to achieve or exceed your aspirations by taking responsibility for shaping your future.

When you join us, you will be part of a learning community that has supported thousands of other young people to move onto higher education or apprenticeships. We guarantee you consistent, friendly and individual professional support to help you do the same.

Prior recruits a range of students who are attracted to our facilities and record of achievement. Significant numbers progress to the most prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Similarly, our programmes attract many who want to improve their occupational competence and secure apprenticeships. So, on offer is a wide range of A levels, BTECs and a suite of Level 2 courses for students who want to strengthen their qualifications before progressing to the next stage.

I want to assure you that we keep building on our solid reputation and success for educational excellence. Delivering a curriculum that fulfils the future workforce needs, enhances personal growth and enables you to meet your career goals. You will find that the college prides itself on the intrinsic value of learning and plays a vital role in helping young people to step into adulthood. In achieving this, our partnership with students and parents is based on the desire to improve continuously by listening to each other and refining your learning experiences.

The college is well known for its support and care towards new students, so please be reassured that staff and the current students will welcome you wholeheartedly and assist you in navigating the start of your learning  journey at the college.

Thank you for choosing Prior Pursglove and I am looking forward to seeing you in September

Asma Shaffi


Further Information

  • Message from the Principal

    Message from the Principal I warmly welcome you to Prior Pursglove, a college whose modern facilities are blended into a beautiful setting that has been a place of learning for over 500 years. Nowhere else provides such a unique experience. The stimulating and rewarding culture of our college is based on care, respect and hard […]

  • Catch Up Funding

    We have received funding from the government to support students who are yet to achieve a grade 4 in English and Maths and whose education was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College is utilising this funding to offer literacy and numeracy support in small groups (up to five) using […]

  • Announcements & Letters

    Academic Review – May 2021 JCQ Guidance for students, parents and guardians: A Levels Ofqual Student guide to awarding summer 2021 Covid-19 Please click on the icons below for the Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Advice for Parents/Carers. NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Students Covid-19 Risk Assessment Covid-19 Advice for Parents NHS […]

  • Data Protection

    The Trust has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer (DPO) they can be contacted at schoolsDPO@veritau.co.uk A full version of our Privacy Notice can be seen on our website Student Privacy Policy Data Protection Policy Data Retention Policy  

  • Tees Valley Collaborative Trust

    Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College is part of Tees Valley Collaborative Trust. Tees Valley Collaborative Trust is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered Company no: 10743632 Address: Tees Valley Collaborative Trust, Church Walk, Guisborough, TS14 6BU Telephone: 01287 280800 Annual reports, accounts and Trustees information can be found at Tees Valley Collaborative Trust. Illustrative Overview of company […]

  • Vision, Values and Strategic Plan

  • College Policies

    Here you will find links to the key policies at our College. The Policies are available in PDF format, please select from the list below. 16 – 19 Tuition Fund Access to Information and Publication Scheme College Behaviour Policy Complaints Procedure Computer Users’ Code of Conduct Disability Policy Exams Fraud Anti-bribery and Whistleblowing Policy Health and […]

  • Sixth Form Colleges Association

    We are part of The Sixth Form Colleges Association. This is the authoritative voice of sixth form education in England. They have been representing the interests of Sixth Form Colleges since 1993, and all 90 Sixth Form Colleges in England are members. SFCA is the home of dedicated 16–19 providers and represents a growing number of 16–19 academies, 16–19 […]

  • Archives

    To visit our archive website created to enable public access to the archive of the college, grammar school and almshouses of Guisborough click here.

  • Ofsted

    ‘This is a Good college,’ Ofsted 2019 Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College has been judged to be a ‘Good’ college in its recent Ofsted inspection. Read the full report. The college secured a Grade 2 ‘Good’ rating across all areas; overall effectiveness, outcomes for learners, teaching, learning and assessment, leadership and management, adult […]

  • Governance

    The Trustees are the Trusts governing body. It comprises members drawn from a range of backgrounds and experience. The Trust Board meets often to consider strategic developments, systematic monitoring of college and management performance and prescribed compliance reports. Our Chair of Trustees is Mr Paul Gavens. The Local Governing Body of Prior Pursglove and Stockton […]

  • League Table Results

    Our results place us as one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the country. In 2020, students achieved an A Level pass rate of 99.3% with 100% pass rate in 90% of subjects. Education League Tables can be viewed through the Department of Education’s website here.    

  • Getting Here

    The college is well served by public transport and we also operate special routes to collect students from across the area and drop them off on the campus. To find out more information about our college bus service please contact the college reception on 01287 280800 or send in an enquiry to our admin team […]

  • Academic Calendar

    Term Dates 2020/2021 Autumn Term College Starts  3rd & 4th September (2nd Years only)​   Private Study Time  7th & 8th September (2nd Years only)   New Students Start  7th & 8th September 2020   All Students  9th September 2020   Half Term  26th – 30th October 2020   Long Weekend  26th – 27th November […]

  • Our Campus

    The facilities at Prior Pursglove College are some of the best in the area and it’s our friendly, welcoming and relaxed campus that helps students love their time here. There’s plenty of social space to meet up with friends and we’re just a two minute walk away from the local amenities of Guisborough town centre. […]