Contact or Find Us
The Sixth Form College
Address: North Hill, Colchester,
Tel: 01206 500700
Admissions: 01206 500743
Contact details for the College's Admissions Department.
Email The Admissions Team
Please direct all enquiries to:
The Sixth Form College
Out of Hours Contact
The College's normal term time working hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Friday. The College is open to staff, contractors and visitors for most periods outside of term time but will be closed from 4:00pm 24th December until 2nd January every year. During the holiday periods, the college is normally closed to students. On occasions, the library, and some general study facilities, will be open to facilitate study and on specified dates workshops may be run - students will be informed of these when appropriate. Students must ‘sign in and out when using college facilities at these times and leave the college site by 4:00pm at the latest. During closure periods, messages can be left on college answer phone facilities on our main number: 01206 500700. If you have a safeguarding concern out of hours, please follow the advice on the safeguarding page. For any other emergency, you will need to contact the relevant out of hours services for support, i.e. using 999 or other community helplines.
Trips and Visits Enquiries
For all enquiries and urgent contacts relating to current trips and visits.
Contact the Trips & Visits Team
For advice on travelling to and from the college, including operators and prices for buses and trains, please see the student travel page, or ring 01206 500708 / 01206 500734
Advice and information regarding exams and related issues.
Email the exams team
Media Relations Officer
For any news about the college and its staff and students.
Email our media relations officer
For all technical issues relating to the college website only.
Email our webmaster
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Contact details for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator
The Careers Department is located in room 113, through the Library, and is open to students from the following times:
Mon-Thu 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Fridays 8.30 am - 4.00 pm
Careers Leader/Head of Careers and Progression Evette Hawkins
01206 500700 or 500714
Email the careers team
How to find us
Please note that the uphill lane of North Hill is a bus lane – with an enforcement camera. All traffic which cannot use a bus lane will therefore need to approach the College via Head Street and down North Hill.
The College’s postcode is CO1 1SN but some Sat Navs can direct you to Balkerne Hill which is at the back of the College with no access to the site so ensure that you are being directed to North Hill. The ‘what3words’ for the College entrance is honey.daily.scenes
There is strictly no access for visiting vehicles except by prior arrangement. Unless a blue badge holder, you will usually be directed to park at the nearby NCP Town Centre Car Park (Fenwicks) in Nunn’s Road, which is a very short walk away.
From the High Street: head East (towards the Jumbo water tower and away from the castle) and continue until you come to the junction at the end of the high street, where it meets Head St.. Cross over at the pedestrian crossing and turn right into North Hill. Continue down the hill on the left hand side for approximately 100 yards. The main entrance to the College can be found immediately before a two storey Tudor building.
The following bus routes stop close to the College in the town centre: 1, 1a, 2, 2b, 2c, 4, 6, 8, 8c, 8e, 61a, 62, 62a, 63, 64, 64a, 64b, 65, 66, 66a, 67, 67a, 67b, 74b, 75, 75a, 75b, 77, 80, 87, 176.
For details of Colchester's new Park and Ride service, including timetable information, routes and pricing, refer to Essex County Council's Colchester Park and Ride.By train
From North Station: Bus routes 61, 61a, 62, and 62a from the station forecourt will take you directly into Colchester town centre.
From Colchester Town Station: Turn right from the station and proceed up Botolphs St. and continue onto Queen St. Turn left at the junction onto the High St. and continue until you come to another junction. Cross over at the pedestrian lights and turn right into North Hill. Continue down the hill on the left-hand side for approximately 100 yards. The main entrance to the College can be found immediately before a two storey tutor building.
For detailed directions if you intend to travel to college by car, please use the Directions link on the Google Map above.
Colchester Borough Council maintain a map with links to full details about the numerous public car parks in the town centre, including availability for both cars and motorcycles, opening hours, Pay by Phone, disabled badge parking, and pricing. See the council guide to local car parking for further information. Please note that there is no visitor parking on site at the College.