Your Future

“The magnificent team at Pendleton Sixth Form College regularly produce some of the most exciting young talent in the UK for professional drama training academies, such as Mountview. The annual trip to audition the Pendleton Sixth Form College students is one of the
most important dates in our calendar.”

Stephen Jameson, Director of Performance, Mountview Academy

Our students win places at leading drama, music and dance schools

We help students find the pathway that is right for them. Whether that is going to drama school, university or straight into employment, and our record for success is excellent. 

This year so far three students have been accepted into the Guildford School of Acting, one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK.

One of those students, Lucca Chadwick-Patel, former Culcheth High School pupil, said: 

“I’m absolutely over the moon to have been accepted into such a prestigious school, it was my top choice school and to be given the opportunity to train there for the next three years still hasn’t sunk in. Musical theatre has always been my passion so this really is a dream come true.

“I have to say though, none of this would be possible without my fantastic teachers and the whole performing arts department at Pendleton. Their continued support and hard work really is a credit to the college. GSA only accepts around 36 people a year, and the fact that three Pendleton students have got in from the first recall of the year really is a credit to the fantastic staff and teaching that Pendleton provides.”

Further to this, the class of 2017 have secured places at top performance schools. These include ALRA, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Urdang Academy, to name just a few.

Every year more and more of our students are successful in applying to drama and dance schools such as:

  • Academy of Live and Recorded Arts(ALRA)
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • American Musical And Dramatic Academy
  • Arden School of Theatre
  • Arts Educational
  • Birmingham School of Acting
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Doreen Bird College
  • East 15
  • Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Hammond Ballet School
  • Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Laban Contemporary Dance Conservatoire
  • Laine Theatre Arts
  • Leeds College Of Music
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
  • London Centre Of Contemporary Music
  • London Studio Centre
  • MADD
  • Millennium Dance
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
  • New York Film Academy
  • Northern Ballet School
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Performers College
  • Phil Winton’s Theatreworks College
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Urdang Academy
Drama Schools Audition On Site

Due to the high number of our students who win places at top drama schools and the high quality of their work, we are now able to offer auditions for some drama schools on site at Pendleton Sixth Form College including:

  • ALRA
  • Arts Educational
  • Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire
  • LIPA
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Royal Welsh College
The Kerrigan Awards

To help students to take the next step to drama school, the annual Kerrigan Award is presented to a student who has consistently proved their ability and commitment. The selected student receives £250 towards the cost of drama school.