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The Maple Group

St Dominic’s Sixth Form College is proud to be one of 10 of the country’s leading sixth form colleges who are members of the Maple Group – a powerful national partnership to promote outstanding teaching for young people.

Collectively the Maple Group makes a major contribution to the nation’s economy with a combined enrolment of well over 20,000 youngsters.  Over 80% of students from our colleges will progress to Higher Education, around a third accepting places in the UK’s leading Russell Group universities.

The group was launched on March 25, 2013 and represents England’s most successful providers of post-16 education.

Andrew Parkin, Principal of St Dominic’s, said:

We are proud to be a founder member of the Maple Group with the opportunity to work with other beacon colleges across the country to ensure that we deliver the very best educational experience for our students.  It’s an opportunity to learn from each other and deliver outstanding teaching for our young people.

Chair of the Maple Group, Simon Jarvis, Principal of The Sixth Form College, Farnborough,added:

The rationale for The Maple Group is simple: our colleges represent all that is excellent about post-16 education. Working together in partnership enables our like-minded colleges to share expertise and ideas; to disseminate superb practice more widely and to provide a commentary on educational developments, informed as we are by years of high performance.

The member colleges are a trusted group, widely acknowledged by students, parents, teachers, universities and ministers as being amongst the very best, indeed as world class providers. Maple Group colleges have an unrivalled lengthy track record of high performance, respected for innovation, creativity and leading the development of post-16 pedagogy.

We are beacons of excellence in the country, sharing a passion for learning and an undiluted vision of what constitutes an outstanding education.

The Maple Group colleges are amongst England’s most successful providers of post-16 education.  These colleges are renowned for exceptional performance and examination success, recognised by Ofsted for the consistently high quality of the learning experience provided.

For more information on the work of The Maple Group, please go to:

Members of The Maple Group are: