Wilberforce Sixth Form College opened its doors to approximately 600 full time students back in September 1988.
The idea for two dedicated sixth form colleges in Hull serving 16-19 year olds in the area was the brainchild of local councillor Max Bird, who was an original governor at Wilberforce College.
The College really started to grow in 2000 when Wilberforce College increased its curriculum to include vocational studies. The wide variety of courses offered boosted student numbers up to over 1000.
Numbers continued to rise over the following 12 years during a period of significant curriculum changes and building development, including award-winning teaching blocks, massive renovation of social areas and the installation of a cutting-edge Multi-Use Games Area.
Over 1450 students now study a variety of qualifications and subjects at the college, including A levels, BTECs, and City & Guilds.