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Year 10 students at Taster Day

School Engagement

Working closely with schools across Warrington, Cheshire, Wigan, St Helens, Halton and Greater Manchester.

Warrington & Vale Royal College is committed to supporting pupils to make informed decisions about a future that is right for them. By providing quality information, advice and guidance throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and beyond, we aim to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to learn about all post-16 options and future career possibilities, whilst assisting schools to meet their Gatsby Benchmarks, and comply with Provider Access Legislation.

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Secondary & Further Education Partnership Programme

All local secondary schools are automatically enrolled onto our Secondary & Further Education Partnership Programme, benefitting from a diverse package of activities, flexible to suit the priorities of their curriculum and interests of pupils.

In the below document, you will find key information for school staff regarding our admissions process, students support and the many different ways your school can engage with the college.

View our School Engagement Guide

OUTREACH Newsletter

Keep up-to-date on college news, student success, events and important dates in our newsletter for school leavers.

Check out our latest issues:

Spring 2024

Winter 23/24

Spring 2023

Educator Excellence Network

Connect, Collaborate, Inspire.

An initiative that aims to link our expert tutors with secondary school teachers to:

  • Shape curriculum
  • Share best practice
  • Support staff training and CPD
  • Share knowledge about careers and progression
  • Share industry insights and employer collaborations.

We will connect you with a dedicated tutor from a relevant department, for example, a Design & Technology Teacher linked with one of our Construction Tutors. Careers Leads and Advisors can also join up with our award-winning Careers Team.

    Click here to join the network

    Meet the School Engagement Team

    Our committed School Engagement Team support a wide range of school events and workshops to support post-16 decision-making, including apprenticeships workshops, mock interviews and application drop-ins. To give pupils a taste of college life we offer Taster Days, College Experience Evenings, Discover Days and Open Evenings.

    We also have a dedicated Transition Team who work closely with all schools, in particular special schools, to support new students through the admissions process. Where appropriate, our Transition Team attend Education Health & Care Plan annual reviews and arrange tailored transition activities to support pupils' move to college.


    If your school is planning an event, please contact us! schools@wvr.ac.uk | 01925 494 571

    Megan Stanley
    Megan Stanley
    Marketing & School Engagement Executive
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    Ella Pollard
    Senior Marketing & School Engagement Officer
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    Ellena Rolfe
    Marketing & School Engagement Officer

    Take a look at some of our recent events


    Here's what some of our lovely schools have to say about us!

    "An excellent day! There was great organisation from the School Engagement Team before and during the event. Pupils were engaged and sessions were delivered perfectly. They gained very useful info at a very critical time. Thank you and please invite us again next year!"


    “The day was really well organised and well thought out, my pupils had a great experience overall. There was a variety of courses on offer, the food was great, and they realised that college isn't as scary as they thought!"

    "Always so well organised with high standards. Staff are amazing and so friendly."

    "The best organised college trip we've had."