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Cardinal Newman College based in Preston, Lancashire is consistently placed amongst the highest performing Sixth Form College’s nationally and is a wonderful place to study.

Following an inspection in February 2023, we were delighted to be rated as Ofsted Outstanding once again. Read more about our Ofsted inspection here.

With outstanding teachers, facilities and results, we are the place of choice for students across Lancashire. We are a happy and distinctive Catholic Sixth Form College, with a unique campus, welcoming students of all faiths and has a strong feeling of community.

With a range of over 50 courses, from A-Levels to BTEC courses and T-Levels, we help our students to progress onto prestigious universities such as the Russell Group as well as rewarding careers. Our outstanding teachers, pastoral support, state-of-the-art facilities and results prove we are the place of choice for students in Lancashire.

The College also offers degree courses, as well as being a centre for teacher training for the Catholic Teaching Alliance Preston Hub.

Our commitment is the pursuit of academic excellence and to develop a community in which every student reaches their potential. Therefore, we passionately believe that this can only be achieved if students enjoy their time at College. Above all, students will thrive within a happy, safe and supportive environment.

Cardinal Newman College is also part of the Maple Group. The Maple Group colleges are amongst England’s most successful providers of post-16 education. These colleges are renowned for exceptional performance and examination success; recognised by Ofsted for the consistently high quality of the learning experience provided.