Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

08 Nov 2019
A manager at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, and decorated former soldier, has creatively hand-crafted three wooden silhouettes from a tracing of a tattoo he has on his arm. Stewart Coxon, known to staff and colleagues as ‘Ted’ retired from the army after 24 years in 2013 and started working at Shrewsbury Colleges Group as Commercial Manager, where he has been organising Remembrance Services ever...
30 Nov 2017
Human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, marked the 1967 Sexual Offences Act 50 year anniversary with a talk to Shrewsbury Colleges Group students. This year celebrates 50 years since the Sexual Offenses Act of 1967 got passed, a major piece of legislation that decriminalised many anti-homosexual laws. Peter Tatchell, who is best known for his work with LGBT social movements, came to speak to...
14 Nov 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has welcomed one of its most well-known past student to its alumni, a music star who lives and studied in the town in the 1980s and wrote her biggest hit which topped the charts for 5 weeks 30 years ago this month! Carol Decker, lead singer with the band T’Pau, studied the Foundation Art Course at the Wakeman School of Art in 1979, just before the course and facilities...
10 Oct 2017
Nearly half a century ago, a couple met while studying together at Shrewsbury College and now they return to the campus café on the same date every year to celebrate their romance. Kevin and Elaine Nester (nee Hill) both attended Shrewsbury College 45 years ago where they studied A Levels. On 14 September, 1972, in their first Sociology class together, it was love at first sight. Kevin Nester...
21 Sep 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is inviting Telford students, currently in Year 11, to a special progression evening, where they can get a host of advice about what to do after school. This one-stop shop to explore the choices available after leaving school includes full-time education, both vocational and A Levels, Apprenticeships and employment, is on Wednesday, 27 September from 4pm- 7.30pm at the...
04 Aug 2017
A student from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College has been awarded first place in a regional competition held by the Rotary Club for design and innovation. Connor Phillips, aged 18, from Llanfyllin in Powys, entered the Rotary Club Young Innovator competition earlier this month and walked away from the competition, bagging himself first place in the West Midland Regional final Connor studied A Levels...
05 Jun 2017
A group of students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College have teamed up with Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors to help other students learn valuable debating skills as part of a volunteering project called Debate.Ed. The eight college students got involved in the project organised in Shropshire by Holly Edwards, a solicitor from Lanyon Bowdler. The students took the project into a range of local secondary...
26 May 2017
A former Shrewsbury Sixth Form College (SSFC) student picked up a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at Buckingham Palace yesterday – something only 10% of those who ever set out to start it, achieve. Harry Roughan, 19, from Shrewsbury, received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from BBC celebrity presenter, Steph McGovern, after Trustee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), HRH The Earl of Wessex...
24 Apr 2017
James Staniforth, the newly appointed CEO and Principal of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, has officially taken up his post this month and has spoken of his plans to make the College ‘outstanding’.  Mr Staniforth joined the Group on 16 April from Strode College in Street, Somerset, which he joined as Principal and Chief Executive in August 2010 and which he led to being graded Outstanding by Ofsted in...
22 Mar 2017
A student from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College aims to raise money in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) through a theatrical challenge. Andrew Farrow, 17, from Shrewsbury has created ‘The Bald or Bald Cap Challenge’ as a result of his role as Uncle Fester in the MADA (Music and Dramatic Arts) performance of The Addams Family later this month. He said: “Uncle Fester in The Addams...
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