Vice Principal

Curriculum, Quality & Students

Salary - Up to £88,000, Full-Time, Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Salary up to £88,000 pa*
Plus Relocation Bonus**

“I have worked at The Sixth Form Bolton for almost 13 years and in that time, I have been encouraged to flourish and grow professionally.”

“The Sixth Form Bolton has provided support and access to a range of professional development opportunities and training that I have used to develop my pedagogical knowledge and practice as well as my leadership skills."

We are excited to announce an opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team, becoming our next Vice Principal for Curriculum, Quality and Students. The Sixth Form Bolton is a fantastic place to work, and the role of Vice Principal is one of the most important to the success and life-chances of our dedicated and enthusiastic students.

We are the only specialist Sixth Form in the town, and the largest provider of A Level studies in the borough. As a Sixth Form, we concentrate on programmes that are for students aged 16-19. Our state-of-the art, modern, town centre campus provides students with the very best facilities to support their chosen programme of study.

The Sixth Form has a culture of high aspirations and expectations; we are very proud of our students and their exceptional levels of achievement and progression. We are already an OFSTED Grade 2 College, committed to reaching ‘Outstanding’ as soon as possible, and we have a higher-than-average progression to Higher Education. If you are successful in your application, you’ll be joining a specialist Sixth Form, ranked within the top 10% in the country.

We are looking for someone who can work with pace and have a continual and inspiring focus on improving student outcomes. We need someone experienced in leadership, who can maintain our team spirit and realise the very best from all their colleagues and staff. Our ideal leader will reward excellence, recognise where change is needed, and move forward with those changes, in a supportive, but determined and planned manner.

The deadline for applications is 29th February 2024 at 10am.
Interview and selection will be on 7th March 2024.
We hope the successful candidate will be able to start in September 2024.

*Salary scale is £84,000 - £88,000
**Relocation bonus compliant with Inland Revenue Guidelines is available if a house move is necessary..

The Sixth Form Bolton

The Sixth Form Bolton was formed in the late 1990’s as the result of the merger of Bolton North and Bolton South Colleges to form a single, specialist Sixth Form. The Sixth Form Bolton performs well academically, and is ranked as one of the highest performing Colleges in the North West of England.

Students studying both academic and vocational qualifications perform significantly better at The Sixth Form Bolton, than national benchmarks. Our leavers then progress onto top universities (receiving offers from Oxford, Cambridge, and Russell Group Universities in 2023), or into apprenticeships and employment.

In 2023, our students achieved a pass rate of 98% on their A level courses, with 76% of all courses achieving a 100% pass rate. On the BTEC Extended Diploma, our students achieved higher-graded passes 93% of the time, and 97% of our students progressed into further courses of study at university, into apprenticeships, or into employment.

The Sixth Form Bolton

Discover More About Us


We have prepared a Brochure with highlights from our last OFSTED Report in October 2023. The Sixth Form Bolton was, once again, confirmed as 'Good'.

Staff at The Sixth Form Bolton
Senior Staff Structure

Staff are unanimous in their praise for the ethos and values, the collegial spirit, and the development opportunities available at The Sixth Form Bolton.

Virtual Tour of The Sixth Form Bolton
Virtual Tour

Wouldn't it be great to have a look around, from the comfort of your chair? The Sixth Form Bolton Virtual Tour allows you to do just that!

Working at The Sixth Form Bolton

Staff are unanimous in their praise for the ethos and values, the collegial spirit, and the development opportunities available at The Sixth Form Bolton. The video shows some of our staff and how it feels to be a part of the wider staff team, here in The Sixth Form.
The video contains sound, so be sure to watch this in a setting when you are prepared for audio and it will not disturb others.

"Teachers, support staff and security liaison officers are
highly visible around the campus and know students very well."

"Leaders and teachers create a calm working environment
for students and apply college rules consistently."
Ofsted 2023

“Leaders create a safe, secure environment” where “students feel safe and well supported.”

“Students are positive about their learning” and “they are ambitious and have clear aspirations for their future.”

In terms of location, The Sixth Form Bolton occupies a modern and well-equipped Town Centre campus providing easy access to shopping and leisure facilities. The town itself has embarked on a long term and ambitious regeneration plan (Vision 2030) to attract business and investment to the Borough, to match workforce skills with modern opportunities and employment, and to build on the town’s current assets, so further developing Bolton as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and study.

Further afield, the excellent regional motorway infrastructure makes commuting possible from almost anywhere in the North West, and The Sixth Form Bolton also has  excellent local transport links, with the rail station and bus interchange just a few minutes’ walk from our front doors.

The Sixth Form, Bolton was inspected by OFSTED in October 2023 which confirmed our rating as ‘Good’, showing more positive progress, building on our previous ‘Good’ rating in 2017.

OFSTED inspectors commended the many positive practices that are taking place across all aspects of The Sixth Form. The report praised the quality of teaching, stating that “teachers are well qualified” and that “students benefit from effective teaching strategies”.

In 2023, there were 1,862 students enrolled at The Sixth Form Bolton, studying from 29 A levels, 13 level 3 certificates, two diplomas and seven extended diplomas, including business, health and social care, information technology, public services and sport science.

Students at The Sixth Form Bolton can, and often do, study a blend of A level and vocational courses. In 2023, just under two thirds of students followed a vocationally based curriculum with just over a third undertaking A levels.  

"Students are ambitious and have clear aspirations
for their future"

"Students achieve well on most courses and
their results are above national rates"
Ofsted 2023

Making Your Application

The following steps and deadlines will ensure you make a great application, and submit it properly within the timescale required


Applications Open

1st February 2024, 12 noon. The position is first advertised at this time.


Download Your Application Pack

You can do this today, from this website. Just CLICK HERE.

Explore Our Virtual Tour, Or Come Along To Visit Us

You can take a virtual tour of The Sixth Form Bolton if you CLICK HERE.
OR contact ASDTi on 07736 775776 to arrange a visit to  have a look around if you prefer.

Write Your Application

Write your application on our Application Form. and Equal Ops Monitoring Document  Call ASDTi for help if you need it.

Make Your Application

Completed Applications and Equal Ops Forms must be sent to ASDTi, using e-mail -
The deadline for all applications is 29th February 2024 at 10am.


Shortlisting will take place on Friday, 1st March 2024. All candidates who have made an application will be informed as soon as possible of the outcome of the shortlisting process.

Selection & Interviews

These are scheduled for Thursday, 7th March 2024, and we hope the successful applicant can take up their position in September 2024.

"Students benefit from  effective teaching strategies including low stakes quizzes, debates and regular recap and consolidation throughout lessons to ensure they understand key concepts."

"Most students who complete their courses progress to university. Many are proud that they are the first in their
families to access higher education."
Ofsted 2023

Our Location

The Sixth Form Bolton is located in the very centre of town, where our state-of-the art, modern campus provides students with the very best facilities to support their chosen programme of study.

Close to Manchester, yet still on the fringe of beautiful Pennine moorlands, The Sixth Form Bolton is still an easy commute from the towns and cities of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, South Yorkshire, and North-West Derbyshire via close motorway links and connections to the M60, M62, M61 and M56.