Moorlands Sixth Form College

Moorlands VI Form College
Cheadle, Staffordshire
Type Sixth Form College
Motto Successful Together
Director Mrs Clare Dodson
Gender Mixed
Age 16 to 18
Houses PCC, TCA & MHS
Associate Schools Painsley Catholic College, Moorside High School & The Cheadle Academy

The Moorlands Sixth Form College is a successful Sixth Form College, owned by Painsley Catholic College, one of the leading secondary schools in the country. The college is located in the campus of Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, a historic market town in Staffordshire, England. The college caters for years 12-13, where students can gain A-Level and AS-Level qualifications, with results above the national standards. The college is owned by Painsley Catholic College and run as a partnership of 3 local high schools; Painsley Catholic College, The Cheadle Academy and Moorside High School, and acts as the sixth form for students of all partnership schools. The college acts as a separate facility for upper sixth students to use, away from the main high school.


The Moorlands is led by a senior leader (Mrs C Dodson) elected by the representatives of Painsley Catholic College (Mr S G Bell), The Cheadle Academy (Mr N Jamieson) & Moorside High School (Mr S Clarke) and all decisions and changes within the college are made as a group by these four leaders.

Links with Painsley Catholic College

Painsley Catholic College is a Roman Catholic secondary school with academy status situated in Cheadle, Staffordshire and is one of the leading schools in the country. Painsley is part of the Painsley Catholic multi-academy company consisting of the high school and 6 feeder primary schools. Painsley consistently achieves excellent grades at GCSE and students attending Painsley are encouraged to continue these excellent grades at the Moorlands College. The majority of teaching staff at the Moorlands are from the OFSTED outstanding rated Painsley as well as a large proportion of teaching students. The Moorlands is located in Painsley's campus and therefore students from the sixth form use Painsley's facilities and high school students regularly attend events to integrate them within the college.

Links with The Cheadle Academy

The Cheadle Academy is located within a 5 minute walk from the sixth form & Painsley campus and a large amount of Moorlands teaching staff are from The Cheadle Academy.

Links with Moorside High School

Moorside High school is located furthest away from the sixth form, in the town of Werrington, on the boarders of Stoke-On-Trent and provides a small number of teaching staff to the college.


The Moorlands Sixth Form teaches: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Statistics, English, English Lit, German, French, Spanish, Religious Education,Information Communication Technology, Computing, Geography, History, Art, Textiles, Product Design, Beliefs & Values, Philosophy & Ethics, Business Studies, Economics, Performing Arts, Health & Social Care, Law, Geology, Sociology, Psychology, Vocational Business, Media Studies, Further Maths, ASDAN, PE, Music, and Drama.

Alumni of Painsley Catholic College & the Sixth Form

Examination Results

See link for all exam results.

Moorlands Sixth Form College consistently gains some of the top A-Level results in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire and the Midlands.

The college gained the top A-Level results in Staffordshire in 2014 and 2015

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    Coordinates: 52°58′46″N 1°59′27″W / 52.9794°N 1.9909°W / 52.9794; -1.9909

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