Stepping Up

We are extremely aware that you have had a disrupted end to your time at high school and that stepping up to A Levels and BTECs at a new College may feel even more challenging. This is why we have devised a programme to help you settle into College life and use our expertise in sixth form education to give you the best help with the transition.




Unlike high school, you will have an assigned tutor who looks after everything outside of subject lessons. This is a sort of advanced form teacher, if you like, but it’s tutors’ full time job, so your teachers can just concentrate on teaching their subjects. The tutors are there to support you make the transition from high school to sixth form, and then prepare you for the next steps in life after College. They are also careers experts, and have a vast amount of experience in supporting young people aged 16 and over to help make College life as successful as possible. You will have weekly group tutorials, termly one-to-ones and their doors are always open for ad-hoc support.

The College also has a team of Learning Support Assistants who are there to support those with any additional needs. The team can be found in the Learning Assistance Base, or the LAB for short, which is a quiet area if any students need some down time or extra support.



Do More, Be More

Alongside your subject learning and tutorial programme, there are a huge range of extracurricular activities for you to get involved with. Our dedicated Student Engagement Officer, Jordyn, oversees a full programme of sports, volunteering, learning new skills and work experience. Not only do these things look great on your CV and future applications for university or work, but they are a great way to make new friends and broaden your horizons with new experiences. If there’s any sort of club or activity that you’d like to take part in, or even run yourself, and you don’t think that we currently offer it, just simply email Jordyn on with your ideas and she will do everything possible to get it put in place!

Below is a timetable of the clubs and activities that are continuing on a virtual basis throughout COVID-19 College closure. To get involved with an activity, email Jordyn on   

Click here for full details about the financial support available at the College via the bursary scheme

Click here for information about subsidised College buses and travelling to College

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Please note: the College expects all students to be available to start the new academic year on time.  Each student will be invited to a Welcome Day on either Tuesday 1st September or Wednesday 2nd September.  For the remainder of this week there will be virtual sessions and activities, to be attended alongside completing the first pieces of homework (called Flying Start).  All students are then expected to be in College from Monday 7th September onwards.  Given the recent disruption to students’ education, it is imperative that students attend College to engage in a rapid catch up programme and settle into sixth form education.  No students will be allowed to start the College after 14th September 2020.