Welcome to Sigma Sixth: Colchester.
For enrolment into Year 12 in September 2020 please complete the online enrolment form.
Since opening in 1996, Philip Morant College has been very successful in providing students in Colchester and North Essex with a high-quality and personalised approach to post-16 education. Ours is a close-knit, supportive environment in which students are challenged to reach – and exceed – their full potential. The college has very high standards, and we offer first-class teaching facilities and a wide range of courses, taught by highly experienced staff. In 2018 the college became part of the Sigma Trust and in 2020 became known as Sigma Sixth Colchester.
We are an innovative college and seek every opportunity to enhance and broaden the experiences of our students. Our membership of the VI6 project, in which some of our students’ courses are taught at the University of Essex, is an exciting new development. This partnership allows for a wider range of courses to be offered to our students and gives them the opportunity to be taught in a university environment for one day a week.
We offer a wide range of A Level, BTEC, and Cambridge TEC courses in order to offer our students different individual pathways to achieve their goals and destinations, whether this be university, higher level or degree level apprenticeships, or employment. Our new Q building, which opened in September 2018, houses a university-style lecture theatre, state-of-art drama and dance studios, science laboratories and additional computer rooms.
We pride ourselves not only on our excellent results but also on the pastoral care and opportunities provided for our students. In addition to academic study, our Tutorial and Enrichment programmes allow students to take part in a broad range of activities alongside their examination courses. Some of these enable students to gain extra qualifications, whilst others allow expression of creative or sporting talent.
All students carry out a work experience placement at the end of their first year and we encourage students to take part in volunteer work, charity work and to act as mentors to younger students in the school. We are also an NCS Champion School and College, with many of our students taking part in the National Citizen Service in order to build skills for work and life.
Our values and ethos of Aspiration, Success and Kindness (ASK) underpin everything we do, both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage students to have very high expectations of themselves and promote in our students a ‘can do’ attitude. We also respect and celebrate difference, instilling in our students tolerance, acceptance and understanding of everyone in our college community and in the wider world.
I hope you find this information booklet useful and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to welcoming you to Philip Morant College!
Head of College / Associate Assistant Principal