About Petty Pool College

Petty Pool Vocational College is an education provider for young adults with learning difficulties, supporting over 110 full-time learners from across Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and the North West.

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

Our Learners

All applicants must have an Education Health Care Plan or equivalent. We accommodate learners with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. including moderate/severe learning disabilities, specific learning disabilities, physical disabilities, communication needs, Autistic Spectrum conditions, Epilepsy, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Fragile X. This list is not prescriptive or exhaustive and each individual learner’s condition is assessed at preliminary interview, allowing the college to develop an individualised learning and support plan for each learner if the college believes that Petty Pool is the right progression opportunity for them. We focus on what young people can do and not what they cannot.

Our success

At the heart of Petty Pool’s success is the on-going involvement of young people in everything we do; Our commitment to collaboration with parents and partners; our unique combination of support and empowerment of students, and our combination of a nationally driven educational framework and policy, with high quality bespoke delivery.

Our achievements and continued growth are thanks to the excellent staff and volunteers who work with extraordinary passion, skills and talent to positively support our learners.

Petty Pool College News Burst

Keeping learners, parents and carers updated with all the latest Petty Pool news, upcoming events and resources every half term. Click on the links below to read our latest newsletters:

College News Burst September 2023

College News Burst October 2023

College News Burst January 2024

College News Burst April 2024

“(There has been) a move towards ‘organisational values’ based recruitment, ensuring that learners are challenged and stretched. The development of a new curriculum supports students in achieving the best outcomes.”

Matrix Assessment/ Matrix Assessment Report, March 2023

View the full list of vocational courses available at Petty Pool College