Welcome to Petty Pool

Based in Sandiway Cheshire, Petty Pool is a charity set up in May 1981, with operational activities divided between Petty Pool Vocational College, which provides education and training for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties, Petty Pool Outdoor Education, providing personal development through adventurous activities and Petty Pool In The Community linking young people to leisure, vocational and community activities.

About Petty Pool

Petty Pool Vocational College is a specialist education provider for young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties, supporting over 113 full time learners from across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.

Located in the heart of Cheshire, and set in 40 acres of woodland in Sandiway, near Northwich, Petty Pool aims to provide every learner with an effective and enjoyable educational experience that empowers them to reach their full potential whilst at college and beyond.

Outdoor Education Centre

The Petty Pool Outdoor Education Centre offers an exciting and varied choice of outdoor activities to suit all age groups and abilities, including abseiling, den building, canoeing, problem solving and team building.

Personal development opportunities through the Outdoor Centre enable enriching and challenging activities, that can enhance self-esteem and personal growth in a protective, though challenging environment, in which young people can prosper, and achieve the highest level of attainment possible.

Latest News


Golf Project Is Big Hit With Learners

So far over 60 learners have attended the ‘Swing Into Golf’ sessions with pro golfer [...]


Neurodiversity Conference

We’re excited to be launching our first ever Neurodiversity At Work conference at Carden Park [...]


Meet Our Careers Lead Katie

Petty Pool has a range of events and activities planned for Careers Week this year, [...]


Event For Prospective 2025 Learners

Come and find out why Petty Pool Vocational College is such a great place to [...]