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Welcome to Catcote Futures

We are extremely pleased to share the results of our Ofsted Report following our first formal inspection on 12th – 14th July 2022. Our overall grade was GOOD with OUTSTANDING features (‘Personal Development’ and ‘Behaviour and Attitudes.’)

Read the full report here:  Catcote Futures OFSTED report 2022

Thank you to all the staff and students for all their hard work and to all our families for their continued support!

Welcome to Catcote Futures!

As Head of College I am proud and privileged to write these few words of welcome and an introduction to Catcote Futures. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and vibrant specialist FE college supporting the needs and aspirations of the SEND community of Hartlepool and surrounding areas. Our ethos is to provide bespoke learning opportunities for every learner, with a focus on what they CAN do. Our dedicated and experienced team, vibrant curriculum and specialist facilities give our learners the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their goals and positive destinations.

Head of College

Barry Currell

The Learning and Skills Centre

Our specialist FE college primarily works across two pioneering centres – our exciting Learning and Skills Centre in Warren Road and our brand new Employability Training Hub in the heart of Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. We offer stimulating, personalised and fulfilling curriculum which is dynamic in its development. We firmly believe that our students deserve as many opportunities and experiences as we can offer to support them in their successful progression in their adult life. We are committed to providing realistic opportunities through our exceptional vocational skills areas and through an extensive range of local employers in a friendly and rewarding atmosphere.

Our vision is “To be an innovative specialist FE centre of excellence providing outstanding, personalised education for all learners.”

We are committed to providing an environment where learners are offered every opportunity to maximise their potential, grow in confidence and above all, be happy and safe.

To achieve this we will:

  • Provide a wide range of personalised learning experiences which are exciting, challenging and accessible to all
  • Prepare students for a meaningful future by promoting independence, resilience and lifelong learning
  • Promote tolerance and respect for individual differences, abilities, needs and beliefs
  • Create a safe, caring environment in which everyone is healthy, happy and ready to learn
  • Foster positive working relationships with parents, multi agency professionals and the local community
  • Maintain a culture of vigilance and a commitment to keeping all students, staff and visitors safe

Our Values:


We have high aspirations for all and work together to achieve success

Safe and Happy

We have a culture of vigilance and practice being safe at all times


We focus on what we can do and are proud of our achievements and each other


Everyone matter s and we celebrate everyone uniqueness


We have strong positive relationships and embed emotional education into daily life

Enriching Lives

We strive to make a difference and enable everyone to live their best adult life

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  • Mon-Fri 8:50 - 15:00
  • Sat CLOSED
  • Sun CLOSED

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