General information

Opening times

The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) will return to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines. Term 1 education programmes will be blended and therefore a mix of onsite and online delivery methods.

The College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year. The first term is currently planned to begin on Monday 7 September and ends on Friday 11 December. Given the Covid-19 pandemic the College has decided to introduce a two-week October half term break, this break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October. The second term of the 2020/21 academic year is planned to begin on Monday 4 January 2021.

Upcoming dates

13th August Vocational results (by post and email only)
20th August GCSE results (by post and email only)
20th August Online Open Event (20/21 applications) 
24th to 28th August Enrolment week. College staff will confirm individual onsite attendance details. These details will specify an arrival time, designated entrance and room details.


The College is committed to providing a Covid-19 secure environment and strict social distancing measures are in place in all areas so that 1-2 metres social distancing can take place. It is important that you enrol at the exact time allocated. If you are early or late for your appointment you may be asked to rearrange.

1st to 4 September College induction for new learners
3rd September Online Open Event (20/21 applications)
From 7th September Term starts. College staff will confirm individual onsite and online attendance details. These details will specify an arrival time, designated entrance, room details or log-in details for online learning. If learners have any queries about attendance expectations then they should in the first instance contact their tutor, teacher, assessor or officer.
10th September Online Open Event (20/21 applications)
29th September Online Open Event (21/22 applications)
15th October Online Open Event (21/22 applications)
19th to 30th October Half term
11th December End of Term 1


Will catering areas be open?

College catering is likely to be limited during term 1 as we seek to minimise the numbers of learners and staff within our refectory area.

How do I access the College?

For enrolment and induction access to the College is via the rear car park. From 7 September all entrances will be open as normal (including College House).

Can I use the College car park?

From Monday 17 August College car parks are open to staff only.

External bookings and visitors

We are currently not taking external bookings for College facilities until further notice. Other than for enrolment purposes external visitors are asked to contact the College via phone, email or chosen video call platform.