Principal’s Message

Richard Cronin

Everton Free School and Sixth Form College became another first for Everton Football Club when, in September 2012, it was the first “Club-Community” scheme in the country to be awarded funding by the Government to open a Free School. Our main focus is to support and re-engage young people who do not currently attend and are at risk of being excluded or have been excluded.

Through alternative provision, we offer educational opportunities and experiences of the highest quality to young people aged 14- 16. Our students are encouraged to celebrate their achievements and develop as independent, responsible and creative young people with a lifelong interest in learning and personal development. Our mission at Everton Free School is to help all students: We also promote the importance of our 3 R’sRespect, Responsibility and Resilience. British Values and the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural agenda are also incorporated into the curriculum. Students follow a programme that has a strong focus on improving their literacy and numeracy skills. It also prepares them for their next steps as they progress to post 16 learning, further education courses, training and employment.

At Everton Sixth Form College you will become an equal partner in your education taking responsibility for your own progress as you move through Years 12 and 13. You will be supported and encouraged by excellent pastoral care and have access to a wide array of additional extracurricular opportunities which have all been developed with the aim of helping you succeed and reach your potential. As part of our team, you will share the benefits of belonging to Everton Football Club and its official charity, Everton in the Community, and the wealth of opportunities that this association provides to enhance your learning. This includes gaining hands-on experience training at Finch Farm, expert guest speakers to enhance classroom learning from industry experts, work experience through the Club as well as opportunities to become involved in volunteer work from assisting on match days to scouting the next young star. These links and opportunities will provide you with a head start when applying to University or help you forge a career within sport or future employment.

We are extremely proud of our academic results and above national average pass rates for our vocational subjects celebrating 100% attainment. In addition, you will be encouraged to develop your practical skills taking part in regular coaching sessions delivered by qualified Everton coaches as well as having the opportunity to compete against other Premier League Academy teams. Everton Sixth Form students also play in a number of local and national leagues and cups and have notable successes to date.

Richard Cronin
Executive Principal
Everton Free School