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Latest information relating to Coronavirus

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13th May - Letter to parents & guardians
12th May - Latest message to students
24th April - Letter to students & parent/guardians

The college is now closed until further notice. Please note that students will still have access to online learning resources via Google classroom during this time. 

We will follow the guidance of the UK government and re-open the college building when advised to do so. We will update this page as we receive any new information. 

Contact with any queries and your email will be forwarded to the relevant department. For enquiries relating to admissions, contact

College Response & Online teaching
Staff members will continue to teach students and assess work remotely through electronic means and we have been ensuring that all students have access to electronic resources. This can be achieved, as a minimum, via a mobile phone if there are no other electronic means available at home. Completed work can also be uploaded by a mobile phone to the College network for assessment and students will be receiving reminders and updates through their College email about this.

Examinations/Higher Education Applications
The government have released further details on how grades will be awarded.  Schools and colleges are being asked to "make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exam this year". Teachers will take into account class work, home work, mock results, non-exam assessments and any other record of performance before submitting a students grade to the exam board. Exam boards will standardise the judgements once grades have been submitted, so it is possible the grade submitted to the exam board will change. These grades will be equal to grades awarded in previous years, and universities are expected to be flexible in line with the new grading system.

Students who disagree with their final grade will be allowed to sit an exams early in the 2020/21 academic year. There will also be a process in place to appeal a grade, although details have not yet been published.

Bursary and Free College Meals
Any student in receipt of bursary or free college meals will receive a regular, flat rate payment to their bank account. We will update you regularly on the situation and notify you immediately if there are any significant developments.

Please note Free College Meals payments do not cover the Easter break (Monday 6th - Friday 17th April).

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email:
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are aware that the spread and impact of the virus is a cause of anxiety and uncertainty. For those affected, these resources from Mind and the World Health Organisation might be both informative and reassuring.

Admission for 2020
We continue to accept applications for September 2020. As we are unable to hold on-site interviews at the moment we will be basing offers on application and school reference alone. We have received a high number of applications and are reviewing them individually, so this process may take a while. This delay will not affect any applicant's chances of gaining a place with us. We thank you for your patience. We will be sending offers to applicants via email and text. Click here for more information.

Nightingales Nursery
Nightingales Nursery is closed. We are monitoring government advice daily and should this situation change we will let you know as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but the health and safety of the children and staff is paramount. If you have any queries please contact

Lettings and Space Hire
Anyone with any bookings will be contacted should there be any changes to their booking.