The College is proud to be designated a “College of Sanctuary”. This means a college that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety. It is also a college that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the college community.

These principles inform the work of our staff and the activities of our students in a number of ways, including our applications and admissions processes, our tutorial programme and the activities of student groups, such as the award-winning college ‘Friends Not Foes’ group.

If, as a potential applicant or as a parent or carer, you are concerned about any issues relating to these matters, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Team for further information. Also, if you or your parents or carers require support when receiving communications such as reports or emails from college – eg. Due to issues relating to language, disability etc. – please do let us know and we’ll do everything that we can to help.