Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College is a sixth form college for students over the age of sixteen. The College was established in 1970 on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School which was founded in the sixteenth century, possibly earlier.
Our success and popularity as a college are built upon our commitment to providing our students with the best possible learning environment and highest possible standards of support and guidance.
Since opening, the College has been a popular choice for students and has continued to expand. There are approximately 1900 students on roll with a significant proportion coming from outside Darlington and a number from independent schools. The majority of our students have a full programme of Advanced Level courses and the academic work of the College is of a high standard with an excellent record of examination success across the curriculum.
Over the last 4 years, we have invested more than £6.5 million in our buildings and facilities. Recent developments include an expanded and refurbished library, an open access learning area, a media suite, state of the art science facilities and an extension to the student common room incorporating a Costa Coffee outlet. In addition, the newly built Stanhope Building houses a superb performance studio and four additional classrooms.
Who to contact
Where to go
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
- DL3 7AU
The College actively promotes equality of opportunity, regardless of such characteristics as gender, age, ethnic group, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability and socio-economic background. Diversity is valued and mutual respect is encouraged and expected in all relationships.
A pamphlet entitled ‘Learning Support at QE’ is produced and updated each year. It gives information about what the College can offer to anyone with a disability which interferes with their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. You can get a copy of this by telephoning the College, calling at Reception or asking the liaison tutor who interviews you. If you have a disability, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.
Specific additional learning support is available at the College and assistance is arranged to complement the main learning programme of students. Please inform the liaison tutor when you are interviewed if you think you need this type of support. In addition, please describe any difficulties you have experienced in the relevant section of the application form. For further information see the SEND ‘Local Offer’ on the College website.
Once at College, Extension Studies are incorporated into many students programmes to enable them to maximise their success and fulfil their potential. This comprises 2 hours of supported study each week and can result in an additional Level 3 qualification in ‘Improving Own Learning & Performance.’
Support for students with sensory impairments:
- Specialist equipment e.g. laptop with JAWS software, hearing loop
- Information available in variety of formats e.g. Braille, Audio files, enlarged text
- Specialist individual support both in class and in study periods
- Mobility training
Support for students with physical disabilities:
- The College is accessible for students with physical disabilities. There are two lifts which provide access to all floors
- A spare wheelchair is available
- Mobility support
- Accessible toilets
- Disabled parking spaces
- Exam Access Arrangements
Support for students with learning difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders):
- One to one support from a Learning Support Assistant in study periods
- Individual support in class
- Specialist equipment e.g. laptop with voice activated software,
- Contact Name
- Joy Colthup
- Contact Telephone
- 01325 461315
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Transition to Adulthood
- SEN Provision Type