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FRANKLIN: North East Lincolnshire’s Only Sixth Form College

In 2020, Franklin will celebrate its thirtieth birthday by continuing to celebrate the fantastic achievements made by our students and the contribution they make to the area and to the country. 

Franklin is, first and foremost, a college for our community. In 2018 OFSTED recognised the college as ‘embedded within its local community and creating an environment in which young people thrive’.

Our students go on to do great things, and we are delighted that Franklin students are more likely to gain good university degrees and more likely to be successful in securing employment than other sixth form college students nationally.

As a genuine Sixth Form College, (rather than a school-based sixth form or large Further Education College add-on) we are specialists, focussed entirely on sixth form provision. Our skills and effort goes in to supporting young people to make the transition from school to adulthood and to secure their future success. This means we provide a broad curriculum tailored to the needs of young people, taught by staff who are specialists in their subject area and supported by a whole college which is focused on the phase of a young person’s life that spans leaving school to entering the world of higher education or work.

Our college site on Chelmsford Avenue is spacious and well equipped to provide students with the range of experiences they need to develop their independence and prepare for their future, both educationally and in terms of wider enrichment. We also work closely with our community to provide for basic skills support in numeracy and literacy in community centers locally.

As a community-facing college, we welcome employers and representatives from a range of universities into the college to advise and support students on an almost daily basis. We also have strong relationships with charity and other local and national interest groups, all working together to ensure that the young people of North East Lincolnshire, Greater Lincolnshire and further afield, see a clear line of sight to their goals and aspirations. Our Franklin Professionals Programmes are designed to engage those young people who have the very highest and clearest aspirations; from the Grimsby Town FUTSAL Programme to our Career Academies in Logistics and Law for example. 

We are also a founder member of the Venn Group, working in partnership with four other Sixth Form Colleges in our wider region (John Leggott, Wyke, Wilberforce and Scarborough). This group forms an engine for quality improvement and staff development in the area.

Each year, hundreds of students move on from Franklin College to take their next steps into the world. We always look forward to hearing about their progress and are very proud of all of our students’ achievements.

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The College

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Student Life

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Full Time Course Guide 2021/22

We Are More Than A Classroom
Full Time Course Guide 2021/22

Franklin College will provide an excellent learning experience, in an inclusive and supportive environment, which inspires students to achieve their potential. Innovative, outward looking and working in partnership, we will raise aspirations for young people and adults.

Mission Statement

Full Time Courses

At Franklin College, we offer the widest range of A Levels, BTECs, CTECs and GCSEs in the area. Every year we help hundreds of young people take the next step in becoming who they want to be

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College Tours

If you would like to come for a look around the college you can come along on any Wednesday at 4pm in term time and we would be happy to show you around and talk about your application. No booking necessary.


Franklin College
Chelmsford Avenue,
DN34 5BY
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