Bright Futures Educational Trust is committed to providing the best possible opportunities for the children, young people, families and communities that we serve. Our schools work collaboratively across the Trust and with other partner schools and agencies to get the best for everyone.
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Mission Statement and Values

Mission Statement

We are Connell Sixth Form College. We are different. We’re small, but we think big.

We are here because we think East Manchester deserves the best. We are here to offer you a sixth form that will help you to achieve your aspirations.

If you have the right mindset, then there are no limits to what you can accomplish. You will be an integral part of a caring and supportive learning community, not one face among hundreds of others. You’ll be taught by passionate teachers who will treat you as an individual. You will be challenged, but we will support you. You will learn, and we will guide you. Ultimately, you will succeed.

When you leave us, you will be ready for the world: the world of university, of apprenticeship, of work. The world of discovery and possibility. We want to be part of your journey.


The Bright Futures Educational Trust believes that hard work, integrity and passion are integral to all educational experiences and indeed these values underpin the whole organisation. At Connell Sixth Form College we also embrace these values and they form a very important part of the Connell experience.   In addition to the BFET values, Connell also holds trust and respect as the foundation stones of this College. All members of the College work within this ethos.  It makes our rule book very brief! All actions and words  must be both trustworthy and respectful. If they are not, they are unacceptable to this College and to the students and staff within it.