Achieving More Together

Three sixth form colleges. One goal. ACT, creating brighter futures and maximising students’ potential in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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Welcome to ACT

A collaboration between three sixth form colleges committed to helping young people and adults in the Yorkshire and Humber region to achieve their potential. 

Each college in the ACT group prepares its students for life in further education or the workplace by equipping them with the skills to succeed. All three colleges in the group are interlinked with the communities they serve, working with businesses, schools and universities to enrich the local economy. 

We’re proud to be an integral part of the vibrant Yorkshire and Humber region, creating brighter futures for our exceptional students through the support of our outstanding staff and governors.

Advance Colleges Group

Typical pass rate across all courses
Typical pass rate across all courses

ACT, leading the way

The three members of the Advance Colleges Trust (ACT) Group are Franklin Sixth Form College in Grimsby, John Leggott College in Scunthorpe and Wilberforce Sixth Form College in Hull. 

Individually, each college is outstanding in its own right. Collectively, the group draws on the strengths of each other to maximise staff expertise and resources, enhancing the student experience.

Franklin, JLC and Wilberforce collaborate in exciting and innovative ways to ensure that students access the latest teaching methods, resources, and state-of-the-art technology.

Award Winning Colleges
Of Digital Learning resources
£ m
In New Facilities Funding

Enhancing learning

Leading the industry through close collaboration

ACT has a strong focus on guiding students to their chosen development routes. Whether students are heading toward university places, degree apprenticeships or professional pathways, ACT supports the individual in achieving their maximum potential. 

The trust combines the resources of the three sixth form colleges to enhance learning, widen the curriculum and provide outstanding support. The three colleges have been recognised as leaders in their field by the Department for Education, by Ofsted, and as part of the Sunday Times Good Schools Guide 2021.

Advancing skills

Shaping the future leaders of tomorrow

The trust recognises the importance of building skills in growing sectors such as emerging green energy, STEM, logistics and technology. With this in mind, the trust‘s ACT 360 programme (funded by the DfE through the Skills Accelerator Project) supports the next generation of employees and budding entrepreneurs in these fields. 

Students from all three colleges benefit from immersive learning spaces, featuring a state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual environment for training and business incubation. The ACT vision is to stimulate start-ups and advance new businesses in the region’s fastest emerging sectors.

WHat our students say...

My teachers have all inspired me, provided me with confidence, and helped me realise my academic potential. I am also very grateful for all the support I have received from my family. I always knew I wanted to join John Leggott College, especially for the A Level Economics programme but the college is so much more than that, the A*spire programme is fantastic and the independence we receive whilst belonging to a community. JLC has also been so responsive over the last year, right from the beginning of the pandemic. They have reflected and adapted quickly to virtual teaching and have been ahead of the game, if not on par with private schools with extensive resources available. Learning virtually is not what I envisioned when joining the college, but it has also taught me to be more independent – a useful skill for university.

Vignesh Kamath, Accepted at Cambridge University, John Leggott College
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