The Caxton Group is a national group of top performing sixth form colleges. King Edward VI College is a founder member of this group.

Each college in the group is working with Middlesex University as an awarding body, to provide an alternative non-traditional route to achieving a higher education qualification.

We celebrate diversity and aim to offer a more inclusive approach to gaining a higher education qualification by encouraging those people who are unable to give up a job or who view the cost of obtaining a higher education qualification via the traditional university route as too expensive. Students will benefit from increased confidence, knowledge and the ability to think, reason and debate at a higher level.

In sharing expertise, resources and experience between our colleges we can maximise the benefits from collaboration and create exciting, sustainable and dynamic higher education programmes to complement and enhance our existing outstanding courses.

Each partner, including Middlesex University, acts as a critical friend to ensure that best practice is adopted throughout our teaching.

Collaboration between our colleges in provision of higher education will increase opportunities for sharing good practice, collective learning and ensure high quality teaching and learning across the group.

Our core values are to promote and sustain:

  • high aspirations, expectations and pursuit of excellence
  • independent, responsible and self-directed learners
  • outstanding teaching and learning
  • integrity and open & honest communication
  • a spirit of critical enquiry and creative thinking
  • caring and responsive support and guidance
  • an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment
  • widening participation, diversity and individuality

Other founder members of the group are:

Cardinal Newman College, Preston

Hills Road College, Cambridge

Peter Symonds College, Winchester