Enrolment 2020

Enrolment at The Cheadle College will be carried out on campus with social distancing measures in place, starting on:

Enrolment – Update

We are looking forward to seeing you at the college during enrolment. Please read the updated information below about the process.

  • To minimise the number of people in college and maintain social distancing, students should attend their enrolment appointment alone. If you feel it is absolutely necessary to be accompanied, a maximum of one additional person will be allowed to attend.
  • In accordance with new government guidance please wear a face mask/covering for your enrolment interview. You will not be required to do this if you have health issues that mean you can’t wear a face covering.

  • To ensure that everyone can enrol in a safe, organised way that adheres to social distancing measures and government guidance, it is essential that you only visit the College on the date and at the specific time that you have been given.
  • You should arrive on time and no more than 5 minutes early or late for your appointment.
  • Please note that throughout the whole enrolment period we will only be able to see people at college who have a pre-arranged appointment.

It is important that you do not attend your enrolment appointment or visit college if you fall into any of the following categories:

  1. You feel unwell or are displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms.
  2. You are self-isolating due to recently being in contact with someone else who has been tested positive for Covid-19 or if you have had a positive test yourself.
  3. You are quarantining after returning from a country with a self-isolation requirement on arrival back in England.

If you are unwell or self-isolating then we can make alternative arrangements with you to ensure that you are able to enrol at another time or by phone.

Contact 0161 486 4602 or
email administrativeservicesteam@cmcnet.ac.uk
for any enquiries relating to this.

Enrolment – Thusday 27 August 2020

You will be sent a letter confirming the date and time you should attend. Enrolment will take place over more days than usual, which will mean less students in college at any one time.

We understand you may like to bring a family member or friend along with you to help you enrol. In order to maintain a safe environment for everyone, we ask that you

limit this to one other person. Along with our colleagues in all other colleges, we are keeping a very close eye on government and Public Health England advice and guidance with regards to coronavirus.

If any of our current enrolment plans change, we will update you through emails and notices on the College website.

If you are ill / have any of the coronavirus symptoms, please stay at home and inform the College.

Also, if you travel by public transport you will need to wear masks or face coverings.

Please dispose of or carry the masks / face coverings safely when in College.

Enrolment – Time

When will my enrolment take place?

Please check the enrolment letter you receive; these are being sent out in the week beginning:

  • Monday 13th July 2020

Enrolment – Check List

What do I need to bring to my enrolment appointment?

01 – Examination Results
Examination Results slips or equivalent, including any examination results slips gained in year 10 – you can’t enrol without them.

02 – Enrolment Letter
Your enrolment letter which gives your appointment time.

03 – Parent / Guardian contact details
Parent / Guardian contact details, including mobile phone number and email address. Please ensure you have their permission for you to give us their information.

04 – 16-19 Bursary
If you wish to apply for the 16-19 Bursary / Free Meals, please bring your application form (available here: >> 16 – 19 Bursary) and the appropriate evidence, if you have not already provided us with it.

05 – Support Needs
Information about any support needs, see next section.

06 – Something to write with…?
A pen!

Learning Support and Exams

What about learning support and exam arrangements?

Exam arrangements need to be put in place well in advance of the exam season.  If you had any support at school during lessons or for examinations, e.g. extra time, reader, scribe etc., then you MUST visit the learning support desk at enrolment.

Please bring:

  • Any information you have regarding your support needs e.g. EHC Plan, Dyslexia report (or Ed Psych report) or medical evidence

If English is not your first language, please also make contact with Learning Support team.

College Entry Criteria

What are the college’s entry criteria?




A Level
The traditional A level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher education or Degree apprenticeship.

5 GCSE’s or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English language and maths. Two of the subjects must be grade 5.

Level 3 Vocational

For those students who prefer continual assessment
or coursework rather than exams, progression
routes to University, Higher education or Degree apprenticeship.

5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English.

Advanced ‘Blended’ Pathway

Students can mix Vocational with
A Level courses e.g. A BTEC National Diploma
(2 A Level equivalent) plus on A Level subject.

The Entry criteria is the same for A Level.

Intermediate Vocational Pathway

For those students looking to spend 3 years at college. This is a one-year programme at Level 2 which leads to Level 3 qualification in the same subject.

4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or above.

Foundation Pathway
For those students who may benefit from a different approach to learning compared to school.

No formal qualifications required, but students should have a positive reference from school.


What College transport is available?

There is one college bus serving The Cheadle College and four college buses serving Marple Sixth Form College.  Full information about our bus services and other public transport options is here: >> Transport Information.

Our Pass

Free bus travel. Exclusive offers and experiences! Our Pass is for 16-18* year olds who live in Greater Manchester. Our Pass can be used for up to two years, starting from 1 September after your 16th birthday. Click: ourpass


What financial support is available?

The C & M College Network Discretionary Bursary is means tested and the awards can be used to help with transport costs, (if you live more than 2 miles from college) books and equipment, and other related course costs.  Transport costs will be a priority with the majority of those eligible receiving travel passes or the equivalent.

Free meals are available for eligible students attending colleges.  The value of the meal will be £3.00 each with ‘meal deals’ from our refectory.

Full information about our bursary and free meals scheme is here: >> Financial Support.