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We are pleased to invite you to our Open Evenings on October 20th and 21st 2021 - These events are for students wishing to join us in Sept 2022 

The activities run from 6.15-9.15 PM and you are welcome to attend at any time during the evening. 

The event gives you the opportunity to find out about the courses, opportunities and support available to students, alongside details of our application procedures. Students and their parents/carers can tour the College, visit departments and talk to teaching staff and students. 

As with all our other aspects of our work, we have made adjustments to our plans in the context of government guidelines regarding the difficulties everyone continues to face with the Covid-19 pandemic; for this reason there will be less emphasis upon large, seated presentations and visitors will be able to move around the site, deciding to visit particular departments wherever they are comfortable to do so..

 We would be grateful if all visitors would observe the following guidance;

  • Please ensure that you take a lateral flow test before you visit
  • Do not enter the site if you are feeling at all unwell
  • Please wear a mask (spare masks are available from reception) and use the hand sanitiser provided
  • If possible, please restrict visitor group sizes by arranging for other family members (eg brothers and sisters) to stay at home
  • Please do not feel the need to arrive at exactly 6.15. The site is open until 9.15 
  • Please observe social distancing and move on to other areas if one is full 
  • We’d be grateful if all visitors could pay careful attention to guidance from staff as they work to keep guests moving around the site comfortably; they may, for example, direct visitors to an alternative subject area if one particular area is full

We hope that the open evening provides you with a good opportunity to view our site and facilities and meet some of our staff and students. Please do also be aware that a huge range of extra material can be found online, including videos made by staff and by students for each subject area. You can also gain a good overview of wider college life by searching for ‘colchsfc’ on Instagram

 Thank you for your support. We hope that you have a pleasant evening

If there are significant changes to government guidance regarding such events, we advertise these on our website and we would recommend that visitors check for updates before setting out.

Booking is not necessary. 

Please check this website nearer to this event for further updates.  

Please click HERE for updates regarding arrangements at the College


A link for Online Applications for 2022 Entry will open from 22 October 2021 and close on the 31 January 2022. Applications are made online via the college website.

Exam Results

The Sixth Form College is celebrating another year of outstanding exam success for students.


We offer over 50 A Level courses - probably the largest range of options available in any college in the country. Options include familiar subjects but also many that are not usually available at GCSE. A number of Additional Studies courses are also available.

Find Out More

Listen to what our staff and students have to say and find out more about the sporting, cultural and charitable activities and achievements of the students at the College.


Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance to us. Here you will find essential information for students, parents and others, including who to contact and what to do if you have a concern. For further information about our pastoral care and the range of support available to our students, see Your Care.

Your Care

We aim to be a college of sanctuary, a place where everyone feels welcome, safe and supported throughout their studies. We all have difficulties and face challenges in our lives at times and any one of us may find we need to seek help or support. There are a number of ways students can find help. The first port of call should be their personal tutor, but we have a range of places where students can find the support they may need.

Your Progression

The Careers Department has a specialist team of staff and many resources to help you to make decisions about your future. Resources are used in the weekly tutorial programme and special events are planned throughout the year to ensure you make informed choices about your future. You may also book careers appointments regarding advice and guidance, on a one-to-one basis, at any time.

Additional Studies

The College is a vibrant young adult community and there is a great deal going on. A very wide-ranging programme of Additional Studies and extra-curricular activities is available, providing a large number of sporting, creative and cultural opportunities to all students.

College Facilities

At the Sixth Form College, we teach all of our courses in specialist sixth form accommodation on one purpose-built site, located in a very accessible central area of Colchester. There are seven separate buildings, all specifically focused upon the academic teaching, learning and wider experiences appropriate for 16-19 year olds.


Our Prospectus is available for immediate download from our online library of key documents for viewing or printing. Printed copies of our Prospectus are also available upon request.


Downloadable documents for parents and students, including the Students Handbook Charter and Diary, Additional Studies Handbook, Prospectus, the 2018 Ofsted Inspection Report, Student Leavers' Notes, Parents' Handbook, occasional Students' Notes, and more.

For Parents

Information and guidance useful to parents/guardians of students currently enrolled at the Sixth Form College, as well as those of students considering making an application, including information regarding transport, student finance and important dates. Updated regularly.