Please don't cut funding to Sixth Form colleges, especially as each Place for a Sixth Form student only costs £4,000 whereas each place in a a Free School costs nearly £40,000! This is in spite of the fact that these colleges, unlike schools, have to pay VAT!
Why is this important?
We depend on the quality of young people's education being sustained to give them and us a secure future. I taught for many years in a much-praised Sixth Form College, where I saw thousands of students being given opportunities to improve their lives. The college, like many others, offers a much broader range of subjects than most schools can, but some of these subjects are now being lost. Staff are highly experienced in teaching their subjects at 'A' Level, as they only teach 16-18 year olds, so students usually perform to the best of their abilities. You say that you want all institutions to be excellent, so why spoil successful State-funded ones?