Christmas Day Bank Holiday: Monday 27 December 2021
Boxing Day Bank Holiday: Tuesday 28 December 2021
New Year’s Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3 January 2022
Good Friday: Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Monday: Monday 18 April 2022
May Day: Monday 2 May 2022
Spring Bank Holiday: Thursday 2 June 2022
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday: Friday 3 June 2022
What you need to know
This page tells you everything you need to know if you or a student you care for is unable to attend college. If the absence isn’t planned (i.e. unwell, emergency doctor’s appointment), then ideally you should report it to our absence line on 0333 320 1928 or get in touch with the dedicated course tutor either by email or telephone by 9.00am. Please include information as to the reason for absence and the expected date of return. If a parent or carer isn’t able to report the absence then the student should self-report the absence, to make sure college is aware they will not be in – it is also the student’s responsibility to contact their teachers to ask for any work missed.
If a student is expecting to be late for a planned lesson or needs to leave college during the day and still has lessons that they should be attending, please make sure they contact their course tutor before they leave.
If a student’s absence is known about in advance (i.e. university open day, hospital appointment), then the student needs to report it to their course tutor before the absence takes place. The student might need to complete an absence request form and provide evidence for some absences.
We very strongly urge you not to arrange holidays in term time and request that, whenever possible, appointments with doctors and dentists are made outside the college hours of 9.00am – 4.30pm.
Our Pass & Travel
Here at Marple Sixth Form we’re well connected, which is one of the many reasons why our students travel from across Greater Manchester and Cheshire to study with us. There are lots of cheap and easy ways for you to get to our campuses – find out more below.
Our Pass is a membership scheme for young people who live in Greater Manchester, and supports both school leavers and care leavers. Those eligible have the chance to become a member – and potentially enjoy two things:
First, free bus travel across Greater Manchester. For a one-off £10 fee, members can travel on most local buses, any day of the week, for free. No hassle, no fuss, no tickets: just a card that will get you where you want to go. Members can also get half-price off-peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink.
Second, membership unlocks exclusive offers and experiences: discounts, special offers, free tickets, swimming and leisure passes, merchandise, taster sessions and much more.
For Sat Nav and online mapping services use the postcode SK6 7QY.
The college is just a 10 minute walk from both Marple and Rose Hill railway stations. From here there are regular train services from Manchester Piccadilly, New Mills, Romiley, Reddish, Bredbury, Brinnington, Gorton and Hyde.
There are also numerous bus services which serve the college from around the region. These include the 358, 375, 377, 378, 383, 384 and 394. However please check with bus operators as these services are subject to change.
Train, Metrolink and bus operators also offer discounted weekly, monthly, termly and annual season tickets for students. These tickets can be used for multiple journeys at any time and are valid anywhere in Greater Manchester, not just between your home and college. These tickets can be purchased online from the relevant transport operator or at your local Paypoint outlet. Visit www.paypoint.co.uk for locations.
These cards can be used on virtually all public transport services in Greater Manchester, regardless of which company runs them. If you are aged 16 – 26 and in full time education, you will need to get a System One student membership card to buy student bus passes. These Travelcards can be purchased online at www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk or at your local paypoint outlet. Visit www.paypoint.co.uk for locations.