The College’s primary aim is to foster a supportive environment between school and adult life in which it provides high quality academic and general education programmes of study and strong pastoral support that meet the needs of 16 to 19 year old students living mainly in the Colchester area, and leads to them acquiring the necessary qualifications, talents and skills vital for success in their adult lives.

Underlying Principles

The College will support these aims by providing the following "characteristic qualities" of education for all its 16 to 19 year old students:

  • A structure of tutorial and pastoral support for the individual that encourages all students to realise their potential, cope with difficulties, and develop their talents fully.
  • A high quality teaching and learning experience.
  • A broad and balanced educational experience.
  • A lively and stimulating student community with which students can identify and in which they are encouraged to participate.
  • The provision of appropriate high quality accommodation and the maintenance of a well-kept environment specifically designed for sixth form study.
  • High expectations from staff of all students.
  • High expectations from students of all staff.
  • The freedom to pursue educational activities within the College community unhindered by race, religious belief, gender, physical disability or social background.