Does it matter where I live?

No. We can enrol students from any area and with our central location and fantastic transport links for access by road, bus and train, you will find us easy to get to. St Helens College 14 - 16 Academy is easy to reach from Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Will I have to pay to attend St Helens College 14-16 Academy?

No, you will not have to pay for anything as the Government funds all places.

Do I need to ask permission from my school?

No. The decision to enrol at St Helens College 14 - 16 Academy is a decision to be made by you and your family.

What support is available to me?

You will have a dedicated form teacher who can help and support you with any additional needs that you may have both in and out of the classroom to achieve your grades. This will include support with issues that might affect your attendance, punctuality, learning and development. In addition to this, all staff have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and are fully trained in Safeguarding.

What will I wear?

St Helens College 14-16 Academy dress code is smart business attire which reflects the hard work, commitment and professionalism of St Helens College 14-16 Academy students.

The uniform entails:
  • Embroidered business suit (boys) with the option of trousers or skirt (girls)
  • White collared shirt (boys) or white collared blouse (girls)
  • St Helens College 14-16 Academy branded tie
  • Appropriate smart business footwear

For sport and enrichment activities only, St Helens College 14-16 Academy students will wear a polo shirt, sports shorts/tracksuit bottoms/sports leggings (navy or black only) and trainers. More details will be given on enrolment.

What will the school day be like?

You will be able to eat your free breakfast from 8am in the food court, with the school day starting at 8.30am and finishing at 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and finishing at 1.20pm on Friday. However, due to enrichment opportunities on Tuesday and Thursday, you’ll finish at 4.15pm. Lunch breaks are usually taken between 12.20pm and 2.20pm.

What happens once I’ve applied?

Once you have filled out an application form and submitted it to us, you will be asked to attend an interview and bring along your most recent school report to discuss your commitment and ability to succeed in your studies.

In case of an emergency, who should my parent(s)/guardian(s) contact?

If you need to contact St Helens College 14-16 Academy urgently, please call 01744 623105 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Why study at St Helens College 14-16 Academy?

Maximise Your Potential

Students achieve expected or better progress in their studies after joining us. 

Unique Curriculum

Prepare for the world of work by studying an industry sector pathway alongside your GCSEs.

Workplace Environments

Develop your skills and knowledge in real, workplace environments.

Personalised Learning

Smaller class sizes provide a more personalised learning experience.

Employability Skills

Develop employability skills including team working and entrepreneurship.

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Learn directly from industry professionals and inspirational, expert representatives.