IB Success
17 July 2018
The Sixth Form College is celebrating another year of outstanding exam success for the group of International Baccalaureate students.We are really proud of the...
Arts & Culture Festival
17 July 2018
A big thank you to everyone - staff and students - who worked so hard to make this year's Arts & Culture Fest the best yet!
Fashion Show
17 July 2018
Well done to everyone who took part in last week's fashion show!
Fashion Show .... group shot
17 July 2018
College of Sanctuary
17 July 2018
Recently the college was delighted to be awarded 'College of Sanctuary' status in recognition of the work that we do in trying to ensure that we are a place...
Colchester Youth Awards
17 July 2018
Congratulations to all of our recent Colchester Youth Award nominees. We're proud to announce that students from college won three of the nine categories, including...
Jack Petchey Award Winners
16 July 2018
Well done to all our Jack Petchey Award winners!
Bird College Annual Showcase
16 July 2018
On Saturday 14th July Alison Gaukroger and Fiona Bush from the Performing Arts Department went to see the Bird College annual showcase “Destinations” at The...
Workshop and Auditions by Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts.
16 July 2018
On Thursday 28th June 2018 we were lucky to have Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts visit the college and run two workshops and mock auditions. Drama,...
Law In Action
13 July 2018
The Law Department enjoyed “Law in Action” week 2nd – 6th July.  During this week students had the opportunity to visit Ipswich Crown Court, where...
Performing Arts Higher Education Conference
6 July 2018
Recently The Performing Arts Department held their annual Higher Education Conference. Thirteen ex-students from the department who are at various stages of their...
5 July 2018
Great to see more 'Unplugged' performances on the concourse today
SAFE Exhibition
5 July 2018
SAFE - 23 June - 29 June 2018An exhibition curated by Art History students from the Sixth Form College, Colchester. This exhibition showcased the work of a selection of...
5 July 2018
A big thank you to everyone (staff and students) who took part in last week'ds Dance Flashmob for induction!
Physics Trip
21 June 2018
Why is the universe made of matter and not anti-matter? How do you detect the elusive neutrino? How do you build the largest machine in the world? Who is standing up for...
Royal Opera House
20 June 2018
A Level Italian students recently added some Puccini to their programme, with a really enjoyable visit to a production of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House.
Three Day Programme
13 June 2018
It's good to see all of the AS Level students back this week, as they return from their exams to begin work on their second year courses.  However, before...
D of E Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace
24 May 2018
Congratulations to Akhil Sabu, Jed Shaftain-Fenner and Esther Gray who were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at Buckingham Palace this week.  They...
Fashion Visit
21 May 2018
Former student Martin Brambley, now working for a key textile research facility and heading up a sustainable textiles company, will be coming in to talk about careers in...
Head Shave for Prostate Cancer Charity
3 May 2018
First year A level student Caitlin Williams-Macklin bravely had her head shaved this week to raise money for Prostate Cancer charities.Caitlin has raised over...
Geography Fieldwork in Bournemouth
3 May 2018
 The Geography Department’s residential trip to Bournemouth took place on the weekend of the 27th-29thApril. Investigating the coastal landforms of the...
Dance Success
30 April 2018
The Dance Department want to say a warm congratulations to one of our ex students Kaia Goodenough, for the announcement of achieving Junior Associate Artist with our...
Sixth Form Netball Team Success!
30 April 2018
Colchester Sixth Form College’s First and Second Netball team have both had an outstanding season with both teams winning their respective leagues. The leagues...
Association of Colleges National Finals - Badminton
29 April 2018
The College badminton squad competed very well recently in tthe AOC National Finals in Nottingham.On the first day, they played in a number of close...
Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award at the Sixth Form College
16 April 2018
The College's Gold D of E groups have returned from their practice expedition over Easter in the Peak District.  Despite an awful forecast, the weather turned...
Creative Writing Residential
15 April 2018
The English Department's established Creative Writing Residential Trip took place just before Easter.  First Year English Literature A level student Patrick...
Friends Not Foes Vintage Clothes Sale
28 March 2018
The student-run Friends Not Foes group have organised a Vintage clothes market this week, in aid of Colchester Refugee Action. Donations of good quality used...
English Language Conference
27 March 2018
On Friday 16th of March, over three hundred AS and A-Level English Language students attended the annual English Language Conference held onsite and organised by the...
Annual Chemistry Olympiad
27 March 2018
Three golds, two silvers and six  bronzesA record! Well done everyone!
Sponsored Cycle Ride - Sport Relief
26 March 2018
The students did a fantastic job. It was a very successful day, with a succession of cyclists (students and some brave staff) pedalling furiously for the whole day and...
Psychology Lecture
23 March 2018
A large number of our Psychology A Level cohort travelled to London yesterday, for a series of lectures - one of them given by one of the most famous names in...
School Productions
23 March 2018
Some of our Performing Arts staff have recently had the pleasure of seeing whole school productions at three of our local partner schools: The Gilberd (Annie), East...
Colchester Schools Prom
21 March 2018
The orchestra and band took part in the Colchester Schools Prom on Friday 16th March. The strong performance of Jupiter from The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst marked...
Baroness Blackstone Visit
19 March 2018
A big thank you to Baroness Blackstone, who visited our A Level politics students last week. She spent well over an hour in the full to capacity lecture theatre, dealing...
Extended Project Work
19 March 2018
Well done to everyone who has worked so hard on their Extended Project Qualifications over the past few weeks. There have been many excellent projects this...
Sociology Conference
8 March 2018
On Wednesday 7th March, 270 year 1 Sociology students attended the annual revision conference held at the Mercury theatre in Colchester. During the course of the day...
Performing Arts - Performance evenings!
5 March 2018
 February has been the month for BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts performances, both from year 1 (Certificate) on 1st Feb, and year 2 (Extended Certificate) on 22nd...
Early Modern History trip to Paris
4 March 2018
Just as Essex started to grind to a halt under the recent snow and freezing conditions, 23 Early Modern History students battled their way to Paris to support their...
Politics trip to Brussels
4 March 2018
32 A level Politics spent an engaging and enlightening three days in Brussels where they visited the major European Union Institutions as well as visiting the...
Modern Foreign Languages trip to Granada, Spain
27 February 2018
19 students and 3 Modern Foreign Languages staff have just returned from a trip to Granada, in Andalucía. The trip was a great success. The students had...
Italian Exchange to Lecco
27 February 2018
 11 students and staff recently participated in a 6-day language exchange in Lecco, Lake Como, Italy. The students stayed with their Italian partners, went to...
Citizenship trip to Westminster
20 February 2018
 20 GCSE Citizenship and AS level Sociology students visited London on Friday 9th February. We learnt a lot about the workings of Westminster with a guided...
Sociology trip to New York
19 February 2018
20 Sociology and Health and Social Care students spent 5 days in New York in February, finding out about this diverse and multicultural city. The varied schedule...
Ancient Rome Trip
11 February 2018
In February, a group of students studying Medieval History, Classical Civilisation and Archaeology went to Rome. We saw such sites as the Colosseum, the Forum,...
Paraguay Exchange
9 February 2018
L-R : María Elsa,  Melani  and EvelinThe College is currently hosting three girls from the Santa Maria community in the South of...
Media Student Returns
7 February 2018
A big thank you to former student Laurence White (pictured), who returned to college to talk to our A Level Media students. He has held a number of jobs in the...
Netball Success
7 February 2018
Both netball teams are currently top of their league. The first team (left) head Division One of the Association of College’s Sport for the East Region. There are...
Doorway to Success
31 January 2018
We are thrilled that student Lucy Zini's painting "Doorway" is one of the twenty chosen by  Arts Societies all over the country...
OFSTED Confirm High Expectations
30 January 2018
We're delighted to have received our most recent report from OFSTED, which confirms that our position continues to be a very good...
College Annual Careers Fair
30 January 2018
The College Annual Careers Fair was held on Wednesday 24th January in the multi–purpose hall.The event was well attended by enthusiastic students.  Students...
Students in the News 3
25 January 2018
Congratulations  to student sprinter Chatrlie Dobson, about to make his debut for EnglandGood Luck Charlie!Full story below:LINK
Students in the News 2
17 January 2018
"Colchester College Student helps stricken lady during storm"Well done to student Daniel Shynn - full story below:LINK
Students in the News 1
14 January 2018
Well done to student Jack Dempsey (left), who recently appeared in Vogue Magazine modelling the Liam Hodges Autumn / Winter 2018 Menswear Collection.
Christmas Concert
20 December 2017
Well done to everyone in the Sixth Form College Concert Band who performed in Culver Street on Wednesday 6 December, along with the teacher Daniel Plewinski. We...
Awards & Reunion Event Guest Speaker
20 December 2017
A big thank you to former student Dave Coulson for his entertaining and insightful speech at last night’s Annual Awards & Reunion Event. Dave is currently...
Advanced Foundation Programme Awards
18 December 2017
The annual College Advanced Foundation Programme Awards and Christmas party took place last week.  Awards were presented for academic progress, attendance and...
Ceramic Cheer
18 December 2017
Ceramic Christmas decorations handmade by students
Christmas Hampers
18 December 2017
Last week students put together over one hundred hampers for needy families in Colchester and the standard of hamper design was exceptional ! I am pleased...
The Great Colchester Bake Off
15 December 2017
Well done to everyone who contributed to this year's 'Bake-Off' Competition, which raised money for Colchester Reugee Action. A special thank you to Pru...
College Council Election Results
8 December 2017
Democracy ran smoothly during the recent College Council elections: After a  highly unusual situation where two candidates for the post of Vice Chair received...
Holocaust Memorial Programme
23 November 2017
Fourteen second year students recently returned from a trip to Krakow, Poland as part of the college’s Holocaust Memorial Programme. Our students spent a day...
Maths Champions
22 November 2017
The students of the Sixth Form College have had a fantastic set of results in this year’s Senior Maths Challenge.Of the 83 students who entered, 27 achieved...
Performing Arts Workshop Week – November 2017
22 November 2017
During the week beginning Monday 6th November the Performing Arts department hosted workshops by The University of Bedfordshire, East 15 and Knaive Theatre Company.On...
More photos fromPerforming Arts Workshop Week – November 2017
22 November 2017
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A level Politics Westminster Trip
14 November 2017
Around 50 Politics students spent a whole day at the Palace of Westminster on 2nd November.The students spent time in the galleries of the Commons and the Lords,...
International Ambassadors
12 November 2017
A big thank you to all of the student ambassadors who came along to talk to visitors about our International Baccalaureate course during our recent Open Evenings. Many...
Black History Month
12 November 2017
Visitors to reception are sure to have noticed the stunning portrait of former President Obama by student Trevor Bbanda - part of our exhibition to celebrate Black...
Inside Out
8 November 2017
Don't forget to pick up your copy of Insider Magazine - out now..
College Ambassadors
18 October 2017
Recently a number of our students visited Stanway School to speak to year 11 students, giving them a lively and informative insight into life at College. Students...
Re-Start A Heart Day
18 October 2017
On Monday 16th October, the college supported the British Heart Foundation ‘Re-Start a Heart Day’.  This is a designated day of action...
History Department trip to Berlin
18 October 2017
28 A level History students have just returned from the History department's annual trip to Berlin and this year paid a trip to the German-Soviet Museum where the...
Chemistry Champion
16 October 2017
Well done to student Angus Thain who has recently picked up a Colchester Youth Award for  Academic Achievement.Angus arrived at college in 2016 with an average GCSE...
Volunteers Fair
29 September 2017
Thank you to everyone involved in yesterday's Volunteers Fair - lots of students got involved and the event incvluded visitors from a wide range of organisations...
Coffee Creatives
28 September 2017
A big thank you to all the students who recently came along to help produce hand printed bunting for our Macmillan Coffee Morning - it was a great success1
English Department Trip to Stratford Upon Avon
21 September 2017
Students JAMES HOSKING and ELOISE WISKIN write about their recent experience on the English department Shakespeare trip to Stratford."Stratford-Upon-Avon is a place...
Paraguay Trip
21 September 2017
This was the College's first visit to Paraguay and was an excellent trip.  The students were a very motivated and cohesive group who really enjoyed each...
Golf Success
15 September 2017
Well done to former student Jonathan Hewett, who is about to embark on a professional golfing career in the United States, playing in the West-Florida Golf...
Well Done Charlie
15 September 2017
Well done to student Charlie Dobson, also a member of Colchester Harriers Athletics Club, who was invited by Essex Schools to compete in the English Schools Athletics...
Weather smiles upon college festival
15 September 2017
Good to see that the rain held off for this year's "Knollfest"
Excellent A and AS Level Results
17 August 2017
Grades are ‘up’ from last year - and in particular are generally well up in those A and AS level subjects which have been reformed by the Government. ...
Dance and Performance Workshops
20 July 2017
During the Summer Term the students of the Dance and Performing Arts Department have had a number of opportunities to further their skills with workshops from former...
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition
19 July 2017
Congratulations to 19 year 1 students who have successfully completed their Gold DofE qualifying expedition in the Dark Peaks.  The three student teams were...
English Department Trip to Stratford Upon Avon
19 July 2017
JAMES HOSKING and ELOISE WISKIN (year one students) write:Stratford-Upon-Avon is a place of juxtaposition: Tudor buildings are next to the local McDonalds and...
Photos from the Geology Fieldwork Visit to Arran
19 July 2017
Year 1 Geology Students have returned from the annual fieldwork expedition to the Arran which was a great success. They enjoyed engaging with a range of environments, as...
Colchester Youth Award Winners
14 July 2017
Congratulations to this year's Colchester Youth Awards winners, including everyone who has supported the  College 'Friends Not Foes' group (pictured) ,...
Arts & Culture Festival
13 July 2017
Well done to everyone involved in the annual Arts and Culture Festival today – hundreds of students from across the college came along to get involved and enjoy...
Model United Nations Conference
13 July 2017
A big thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the recent two day 'Model United Nations' event such a success, especially our visitors from Colchester's...
A Quack Team
11 July 2017
We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of the members of our community, so we're delighted to welcome back the family of ducks who attend the...
Festival of Dance
7 July 2017
On Monday 3rd July The Sixth Form College dance studio hosted The Dance Network Association’s annual North Essex Schools Festival of Dance.  Local schools and...
The Scar Test
4 July 2017
Professional Theatre Company "Untold Arts" performed “The Scar Test” by Hannah Khalil in the college drama studio yesterday.  The company was...
Creative Writing trip to North Norfolk
3 July 2017
The 2017 Windmill Writing Weekend took place in glorious summer sunshine on the North Norfolk coast. Eleven students took part in a series of workshops to hone their...
Physics trip to CERN, Switzerland
2 July 2017
From being deep underground, metres from where new matter is being produced in the large hadron collider to sitting in the gallery of the UN while the Syrian Crisis is...
Art Exhibition
23 June 2017
A big thank you to all of the students, staff and parents who came along on one of hottest afternoon's of the year to attend yesterday's private view event,...
Visiting Speaker
22 June 2017
As part of the college’s recent 'Three Day Programme' of careers and progression events, Martin Nelmes visited from the University of Aberystwyth to...
Peregrine Falcon visits College
20 June 2017
A fledgling Peregrine Falcon made a surprise appearance at College this week, basking in the sunshine in the garden of the Learning Support building.  We had...
Exhibition - Private View Invitation - for students and their families
8 June 2017
Sports Awards 2017
8 June 2017
Congratulations to all our prizewinners this year, including the basketsquad who were awarded "Team of the Year", Oscar Dawson who was named "Sports...
New Garden Sculpture
26 May 2017
Visitors to the newly landscaped garden area outside the Learning Support Dept. offices in 58 North Hill  will have noticed the striking ‘Crane’...
Performing Arts Department Awards May 2017
24 May 2017
On Wednesday 10th May the Performing Arts Department held their first ever Awards Evening at The Sixth Form College.  Over 80 students were nominated for a...
Football: Essex League 2 Trophy Final
9 May 2017
Football: Essex League 2 Trophy Final Colchester Sixth Form against Campion SchoolHalf time: 2 – 0 ahead; Full Time: Won 6 - 2  Players of the match: Sam...
Cambridge University Visit
4 May 2017
The Oxbridge team recently took a group of students to visit Emmanuel and Homerton Colleges in Cambridge. The outreach officers gave them some very useful...
Charity Colour Run
28 April 2017
30 college students joined 270 students from South Essex College and Writtle University this week to run (and in some cases, walk) the colour run.   It...
Association of Colleges National Championships
27 April 2017
A number of College students went to Nottingham last week to represent the Eastern Region in the National College Championships in the golf, badminton and...
Iceland Trip 2017
26 April 2017
The Geography Department took 24 students to Iceland at the end of March. The trip focussed on Environmental Science and Geology and took in part of the North of...
Meeting the Ancestors at Stonehenge!
26 April 2017
The History and Politics Department recently took AS Archeology students to visit Stonehenge on the annual trip.  They were privileged to have special access which...
25 April 2017
28 intrepid students studying Geology and/or Geography have returned unscathed from a trip to the tectonically active areas of Southern Italy, during which they...
The Sun Shines on the DofE Gold expedition!
18 April 2017
The College’s Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award group returned from the Yorkshire Dales positively glowing, not just with the pride of having successfully completed their...
Jack Petchey Award Winners
11 April 2017
Seven College Students were presented with Jack Petchey Awards by the Mayor of Colchester for their dedication, resilience or commitment to study in a ceremony at the...
Schools Prom
29 March 2017
Well done to all of the students in the College Orchestra and Concert Band (seen rehearsing above), who recently took part in the Schools Prom at the Charter...
IB Art Private View
29 March 2017
Students visiting the 'Private View' event for our exhibition of work produced by students on the International Baccalaureate course. A big thank you to all the parents,...
Sociology Conference
29 March 2017
Yesterday the Sociology Department held its annual conference at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. This was the 13th year of the conference; while this...
Red Nose Day
29 March 2017
Well done to everyone who helped to raise nearly five hundred pounds for Comic relief last week - especially Mike from the Maths Team, who won the raffle for the...
Engineering Experience Day
29 March 2017
A group of twenty  Physics and Electronics Students travelled to London for an Engineering Experience Day at South Bank University. Students had a chance to...
Tea Party Trio
23 March 2017
The String Trio comprising Max Hayden-Case, Esme Leydon and Matt Hilton played at a tea party in the Moot Hall on International Women’s Day Wednesday 8th March. The...
Former Students Return
23 March 2017
On Friday 3rd March, four students from the second year Creative Performance degree course at University College Colchester came into college to run practical...
23 March 2017
Dance and Performing Arts staff took AS and A2 students to the annual Dance exhibition at the Excel London this month.  MOVE  IT,  is the UK’s biggest...
New York Trip - Art Department
20 March 2017
Twenty second year students from the Art department went on the New York trip in February this year. It was perfect timing as they had just received their exam...
IB Geography fieldwork
14 March 2017
The IB Geography students were involved in fieldwork between 6th-8th March to collect data for their coursework.  3 days were spent in Norfolk as students...
Paraguay Expedition Fundraising Update
28 February 2017
In July a group of 17 students (including 4 ex students) will be working at a school in a rural part of Paraguay.  We are aiming to fundraise a total of £10,000...
Men's Basketball team marches on to the semi finals!
27 February 2017
Last week, the College's men's basketball team travelled to West Thames College to play the quarter final of the Association of Colleges National basketball...
German Exchange to Bremen
23 February 2017
12 A Level German students, accompanied by College staff, spent the February half term in Bremen on the first leg of the German exchange with the Kippenberg...
World Toilet Day
23 February 2017
On World Toilet Day, the Environment Committee held event supporting “Toilet Twinning”. Toilet Twinning raises funds to enable people living in poor communities...
Politics trip to European Parliament, Brussels
22 February 2017
32 A level Politics students joined the department's annual trip to Brussels during February to gain insights and improve understanding of the way the...
Prize Winner
22 February 2017
Congratulations to former student Christopher Dickens, who has just received the Edward Delaval Prize for outstanding performance during the first year of his Physics...
Spanish Exchange
21 February 2017
The Spanish Exchange trip, which took place during half term, was a great success.  There were 18 English and 18 Spanish students who got on really...
Battle of The Bands
10 February 2017
Well done to everyone involved in this year's excellent 'Battle of The Bands' at the Arts Centre, including winners 'Misprinted Lines' (pictured) - who win a day at...
BTEC Performing Arts Showcase
2 February 2017
Our first year students performed a range of work for their BTEC (Level 3) practical assessments on Thursday evening, to an audience of friends and family and staff....
More photos from the Performing Arts Showcase
2 February 2017
Chinese New Year
27 January 2017
Staff and students distributed traditional lucky red envelopes as part of celebrations to mark Chinese New Year.
GCSE Citizenship Day of Action
26 January 2017
On the 26th Jan 2017, the GCSE Citizenship Students organised another very successful ‘Day of Action’ on the College concourse to promote, raise awareness of and...
Art in Essex Schools Exhibition in Chelmsford
25 January 2017
This is our display for the Art in Essex Schools exhibition space at Chelmsford County Hall (in association with Essex County Council).The display is up now until...
Primary School Visit
25 January 2017
Music students recently visited  Myland Primary school to give an assembly about instruments and their sounds. The music played included the Teddy...
Annual Reunion & Awards Event
21 December 2016
It was good to see so many former students and their guests attend the Annual Reunion & Awards event at Charter Hall last night to celebrate the success of those...
Christmas Hampers
15 December 2016
Well done to everyone who made such a success of the annual Christmas Hamper Collection today. Students assembled and decorated well over 100 hampers to be distributed...
Christmas Carol Concerts
15 December 2016
Well done to everyone who put so much effort into the performances for both of the recent College Carol Concerts. There was a really outstanding level of instrumental...
Performance Evening
15 December 2016
Well done to everyone who did such a fantastic job in putting together yesterday's Performance Evening. On display was the work of a number of students who have been...
2016 Annual Dance Evenings
15 December 2016
Congratulations to all the students who performed in the 2016 Annual Dance Evenings -  yet another wonderful display of the diversity available within the Dance...
Countdown to Christmas
14 December 2016
With hundreds of candy canes being delivered by Santa's elves, dozens of hampers due to be collected for charity, three carol concerts and  a huge...
Road Safety Awareness
6 December 2016
Representatives from the Safer Essex Roads Partnership are on College for 2 days this week, raising awareness of the dangers of driving whilst under the influence...
Visit to Frederick the Great’s Palace
5 December 2016
History students on a recent visit to Frederick the Great’s Palace to see the splendours of Prussia’s greatest king. The palace is in Potsdam, just outside of...
Student Workshops
2 December 2016
Phoebe Stringer is an ex-student who studied Performance Studies whilst at college. She has just received an offer to study Drama and Theatre at The Royal Holloway...
Two more photos from our recent student performance workshop
2 December 2016
Cheerleading Success
30 November 2016
Our group of cheerleaders went to Five Lakes on Sunday for a cheerleading competition. It was the first competition that they have entered and they came second!We have...
Election Results
30 November 2016
Whilst America has been dominating the news, The Sixth Form College has also had its' own election to think about this term, as students have been voting to elect the...
Musical Success
30 November 2016
Dress rehearsals from the recent college production of "Poppy". Well done to everyone who worked so hard to make this production such a success!
Storm Records - Gig
30 November 2016
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our recent Storm Records label showcase such a success. Tom Bellis, Weather Wax and Misprinted Lines all gave fantastic...
Colchester Youth Dance Company
30 November 2016
Colchester Youth Dance Company
30 November 2016
Equestrian Success
28 November 2016
The College Equestrian Teams recently competed at the NSEA National Schools Regional Points League Show Jumping on 12th NovemberThe girls did really well and the...
Poetry Publication
28 November 2016
Congratulations to English teacher Richard Boden on the publication of his poetry anthology "The English Disease", in which his "wry, challenging and expert...
Allotment Activity
24 November 2016
The Environment Committee have continued their good work on restoring the College allotment. Today the second raised bed was cleared and potatoes and bulbs were...
Autumn Concert
22 November 2016
November in the Drama Studio. There were some excellent group and solo performances from both AS and A2 students. The evening concluded with a superb rendition of...
Forthcoming Dance Event for Students and Parents
22 November 2016
Children In Need
18 November 2016
It was so good to see everyone get involved in Children In Need this year.  For some days, different departments have been working hard to decorate Pudsey posters...
Medics put through their paces
18 November 2016
Well done to all of our aspiring doctors and dentists, who have just completed a challenging programme of preparation for their university interviews as part of the...
Netball Success
18 November 2016
Congratulations to our first netball team, who made it through to the regional round of the National Schools Cup competition recently. They finished second in the...
Krakow Visit
15 November 2016
A photo of our students with their German friends in the Jewish Quarter of Krakow during the recent Holocaust Memorial visit.
Black History Month
31 October 2016
For my piece I decided it would be best to do a screen print. I found the iconic image of Olive Morris (an active member of the Brixton Black Panther Movement in the UK)...
Happy Halloween!
31 October 2016
Musical Production - Poppy
28 October 2016
One Day At College
24 October 2016
Former student Harry Clark visited us for the day and took hundreds of photos - some of which can be seen above. We are sure that many more will appear on this website...
One College Day
24 October 2016
Former student Harry Clark visited us for the day and took hundreds of photos - some of which can be seen above. We are sure that many more will appear on this website...
Latest Edition of Pulse Magazine - Available Now
24 October 2016
#Stand Up for the 387
21 October 2016
Yesterday a group of 387 students (or thereabouts) gathered on a grassy bank  at the Sixth Form College to participate in our contribution to the...
Thank You
21 October 2016
A big thank you to all of the hundreds of students who volunteered as ambassadors to represent the college at our Open Evenings over the past two days...
Association of Colleges - Regional Basketball Competition
13 October 2016
Our male basketball team went to the University of East Anglia yesterday to compete in the Regional Cup.I'm pleased to report that they won, often beating teams...
Geography Field Work
13 October 2016
AS Geography students collecting fieldwork data in Felixstowe last week
Stanway School Visit
10 October 2016
A big thank you to all of the Student Ambassadors that came along this morning to represent the college in the year 11 assembly at Stanway School- It really helps...
London Institute of Banking and Finance Awards
7 October 2016
Congratulations to everyone who did so well in their Financial Studies Certificate exams, especially Dominic, who achieved a score amongst the top 1% in the country, and...
Explosive Visit to Cambridge
30 September 2016
A group of 35 Physics students recently visited the Cavendish Laboratories in Cambridge, where they attended a series of talks and demonstrations...
Inflatable Football
16 September 2016
It's been a hot week - so well done to everyone who was brave enough earlier this week to come along and run around playing soccer whilst wearing a giant inflatable...
Good to see the bouncy castle back for Knollfest
16 September 2016
19 August 2016
Students at The Sixth Form College, Colchester have achieved excellent A and AS level results in this summer’s examination series, with levels above national...
Three A Stars !!
19 August 2016
Well done to Rebecca, Amy and Rachael, all of whom achieved three "A star" grades !(L-R)Rebecca White  from Coggeshall, previously a student at Honywood Community...
Additional Studies
30 July 2016
Photos illustrating a small number of the huge range of 'additional studies' and activities that are available for new students to choose from when they enrol at the end...
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Teams Qualify!
29 July 2016
The College's Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award teams romped home in style in Yorkshire as they completed their Gold Expedition. Having battled through the weather in the...
Tag Rugby Tournament
19 July 2016
College's Principles of Coaching and Leadership through Rugby students organised a major Tag Rugby tournament, the biggest ever organised in Colchester.  The...
Fond Farewells in Chemistry....
15 July 2016
Arts & Culture Festival
14 July 2016
We have been delighted by everyone’s response to what must be our biggest Arts & Culture Festival yet. The whole college has been involved, with acoustic music...
More photos from today's Fashion Show
14 July 2016
More photos from today's Fashion Show .
14 July 2016
Award Winning Success for Brave Student
11 July 2016
Congratulations to Anya Lovett who has just received a Colchester Youth Award in the 'Personal Journey' category. Anya started at The Sixth Form College in...
Visit to Essex University on Tuesday 5th July 2016.
7 July 2016
Eleven students and two tutors attended the Winsten Day hosted by the Mathematics Department at Essex University. Over the course of the day the students attended a...
"I'm a student - get me out of here!"
7 July 2016
Some pictures of brave souls who met the giant millipedes and stick insects that joined us on the Environment Committee Stand at last week's Additional Studies Fair.
Mock Trial
7 July 2016
On 6th July students from the Law department had an opportunity to put their AS Law studies into action. They participated in a mock trial based on a real life double...
Hospital Visiting Hours
7 July 2016
Students from the college "Medics" course recently visited The Catapult Cell and Gene Therapy Centre at Guy's Hospital in London.
Pictures from the current Art Exhibition
7 July 2016
Pictures from our current Art Exhibition
7 July 2016
Worldbeating Success
7 July 2016
Well done to International Baccalaureate student Maddie Bishop who has just achieved the maximum possible score of 45 points in her diplma – a really remarkable...
International Baccalaureate Success
7 July 2016
The Sixth Form College is celebrating another year of outstanding exam success for the group of International Baccalaureate students.  We are really proud of the...
Physics department trip to CERN, Geneva
27 June 2016
Early on a drizzly June morning a group of thirteen first year Physics students and three teachers set off on the college’s inaugural trip to Geneva to...
Ronnie the Raptor visits College
26 June 2016
The Enviroment Committee has arranged for a Ronnie the Raptor, a dinosaur made of recycled electrical items, such as phones and irons, to watch over the entrance to the...
Stratford upon Avon English Dept trip
17 June 2016
25 AS, A-Level and IB students have just returned from the English Department’s annual trip to Stratford-upon-Avon which was a great success.  Students’...
3 Day Programme
16 June 2016
It's good to see all of the AS Level students back this week, as they return from their exams to begin work on their second year courses.  However, before...
Art Exhibition Private View
24 May 2016
Extended Project Qualification
11 May 2016
We are used to getting all sorts of interesting and unique Extended Projects from students - but we've never had a voice-controlled robotic hand that operates underwater...
Science Olympiad Success
11 May 2016
Well done to all of our recent Biology and Chemistry Olympiad Award winners. The exams are not on recall and so revision cannot help - it is all down to ability in...
Dance Exams
29 April 2016
We have just completed the final Dance exams of 2016 this term.  Both AS and A2 Dance students have done the college proud again with hard work and...
Spring has Sprung in College
29 April 2016
Spring has truly arrived at College as this wonderful display of bluebells in the 'secret garden' shows!
College Student is London Marathon's Youngest Runner!
28 April 2016
Congratulations to second year student Rebecca Manners who celebrated a memorable 18th birthday as the youngest runner in this year's London Marathon.  Her parents...
Equestrian Success
27 April 2016
On the 23rd and 24th April 2016 four of the Colchester Sixth Form College’s equestrian team set off for a weekend away at Bury Farm for the NSEA national interschool...
Helping Hands
26 April 2016
Sir Bob Russell visited us on Monday to literally add a helping hand to an artwork produced by student Annabel Ashley, in order to show solidarity with refugees. We're...
Community Performances
26 April 2016
Recently  AS Level Performance Studies students performed their Community Performances to an audience of parents, staff and friends. Their brief was to devise...
Event in support of Refugees
26 April 2016
Inspired by the momentum of ‘Welcome Refugees Colchester’, we thought it would be incredibly powerful for our Sixth Form to be involved. To us, as younger people,...
AoC Sport National Championships
25 April 2016
Last weekend, the Sport and PE dept took a group of students to Newcastle to participate in the AoC Sport National Championships.  It was a fantastic weekend...
Karaoke On The Concourse Today
22 April 2016
To raise money in support of refugees
New Carpets
22 April 2016
After 28 years of loyal service, the carpets in the college reception area have been replaced - with a tasteful new grey look now in place. We gave up trying to...
German Exchange to Bremen
20 April 2016
Twelve A-level linguists spent part of their Easter holidays in Bremen, staying with German students from the Kippenberg Gymnasium.  Together, they took part in...
College Students' Robotics Success!
14 April 2016
First year students Robbie Kinghorn and Callum Bartlett narrowly missed out on a place in the grand final of the VEX Robotics National Finals at Birmingham NEC at the...
Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award - Practice Expedition to Peaks
12 April 2016
The College D of E Gold Practice expedition has just returned from the Peak District and was remarkable for the fact that the rain actually let up for two days...
Biology Conference
24 March 2016
Fifty Biology students attended the Essex University Biology Conference on Tuesday 22nd March. They had an insightful day hearing from lecturers about human...
Colour Run
23 March 2016
Last week fifteen college students travelled to Writtle College to participate in the first "Colour Run" held specifically for colleges. They had the choice...
Paris Trip
23 March 2016
  ery successful, with students dividing their time between galleries, sightseeing (The Eiffel Tower) and shopping. vArt and Design trip to Paris in Feb 2016...
Litter Awareness Day
23 March 2016
Staff from Colchester Council were invited in recently by the Student Environment Committee and they spent time in and around College, increasing awareness...
Visit from Italian Students
23 March 2016
Nineteen students from the Liceo Onesti in Fermo (Marche) in Italy visited the College for three afternoons last week.  They gave presentations about the...
Science Olympiad success
23 March 2016
Two AS Physics students, Jack Rimmington and Jamie Leppard, recently achieved “Silver Awards” in the prestigious AS Physics Olympiad that is organised by Oxford...
German Exchange Visit
23 March 2016
in the Easter holidays.visiting Bremen for the German leg of the exchange! The Colchester students will be sampling traditional English restaurant fare at the Chinese...
Model United Nations
18 March 2016
Ten students represented the College at the national Sixth Form Association Model United Nations conference from 11-13 March 2016. As Iraq and Venezuela, they...
Spanish exchange to Mallorca
17 March 2016
19 students and 3 staff enjoyed a seven day Spanish language exchange trip to Palma de Mallorca in the Mediterranean.  The students stayed...
Visit to Royal Courts of Justice
11 March 2016
The Law Department undertook a trip to the Royal Courts of Justice at the Strand in London on the 2nd March this year. The aim of the trip was to allow students to...
Year 1 and Year 2 Medic Students Meeting
11 March 2016
Year 2 medic students shared their experiences on study and University applications with Year 1 medic students.
UN World Wildlife Day - Event on the Concourse
3 March 2016
An event took place on the Concourse, aiming to provide information about the "United Nations World Wildlife Day" to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild...
Jack Petchey Awards
2 March 2016
Seventy seven students from eight schools and five clubs in Colchester received prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at special annual events held at...
LGBT History Month
2 March 2016
On February 25th students took part in the college’s annual celebration of LGBT History Month on the concourse. The highlight was the drag race in which students chose...
Art History Trip to the Tate Galleries
2 March 2016
Students enjoyed a recent Art History trip to the two Tate Galleries in London, with river boat included!
Equestrian Team Success
26 February 2016
On the 15th and 16th February the Sixth Form College Equestrian Team were busy competing at Wix Equestrian Centre against other schools and colleges in the county. The...
Battle of The Bands and Rock Prom
26 February 2016
Well done to everyone who took part in the Colchester Sixth Form College ‘Battle of The Bands’ and ‘Rock Prom’ which recently took place at Colchester Arts...
IB Private View
26 February 2016
New York Trip
24 February 2016
Twenty four Sociology and Health and Social Care students spent five days in New York finding out about this diverse and multicultural city. The varied...
Marseille trip
23 February 2016
Students of A2 French studying the play Rhinocéros, by Eugène Ionesco, decided to travel to France’s second city, Marseille, for the weekend, to witness what is...
Geography Dept Expedition to Sri Lanka
23 February 2016
18 Geography students participated in a fieldtrip to Sri Lanka for 10 days during February half term.  The trip involved visiting an NGO called Sevanatha in...
Photo of a previous visit to college by dancer Luke Jessop (see article below)
10 February 2016
Dance Success Story
9 February 2016
Ex-student Elodie La Fosse is currently overseeing the Dance Ambassadors scheme whilst on final year placement with The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora...
College Annual Careers Fair
2 February 2016
The College Annual Careers, Universities and Year Out Fair was held on Tuesday 26th January in the multi –purpose hall. The event was well attended by...
Government confirmation of very strong levels of 2015 student examination achievement at the College
21 January 2016
The College level of academic achievement compares very positively to the average figures for 18 year olds in all state sector Schools and Academies, Sixth Forms and...
Playhouse Creatures
15 January 2016
Photos from this week's stunning production of 'Playhouse Creatures" - more details next week!
A Night at The Opera
15 January 2016
A group of fourteen A-Level Music students  went to see Tosca at the Royal Opera House on Friday. It was an excellent production and enjoyed by all – even the...
Awards & Reunion Event
13 January 2016
At the end of last term, over a thousand students and guests gathered at Charter Hall to celebrate the success of the students who completed their studies at college in...
Key for Award and Reunion Event Photo (see above)
12 January 2016
BACK L-R Orla Orla was an articulate and enthusiastic member of her tutor group and was passionate and excited about almost everything she...
Orchestra performing at Awards & Reunion Event
11 January 2016
With thanks to Sarah and Karen Cooper for the photo..
Forthcoming Production
8 January 2016
Advanced Foundation Programme Christmas Awards
4 January 2016
Students on the Advanced Foundation Programme celebrated their achievements just before the Christmas break with their annual awards ceremony.   ...
Christmas Hampers
18 December 2015
Thank you  to everyone who helped make such a success of this year's Christmas Hamper event. As in previous years, well over a hundred hampers were put together for...
Christmas Carol Concert
18 December 2015
December. AS and A2 students took part with the orchestra and choir and the organ was played by an A2 student Will Moore. As well as congregational carols and...
18 December 2015
Looking for the secrets of eternal beauty?Or an Oasis revival?Or the best place to buy a Christmas jumper?Or, on a more serious note, a consideration of issues around...
Award Winning Chemist
9 December 2015
Congratulations to second year Chemistry student Izza Shaheed. She recently  won a Jack Petchey Award and is spending her £200 on two colorimeters for the...
Evening of Dance - 9th December 2015
9 December 2015
The evening was a success!  I thoroughly enjoyed watching the students perform with such pride in their work and determination to both challenge and...
Tree Planting
8 December 2015
The Sixth Form conservation volunteers have been busy this term with visits to Fingringhoe Wick and Abberton Reservoir.  Over 60,000 trees have been planted at...
This Is Sparta
7 December 2015
Paul Cartledge is a world-renowned authority on Ancient Sparta and Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture at Clare College Cambridge. Last year we saw him speak about...
Splendid Productions’ visit to The Sixth Form College Performing Arts Department
7 December 2015
The aptly named “Splendid” team performed their newly adapted version of Homer’s “The Odyssey” in the college drama studio this Wednesday afternoon. They...
Trampolining Success
7 December 2015
On Wednesday 25th November the girl’s trampolining team from the college went to Suffolk New College to compete in the Regional round of the Association of Colleges...
World Toilet Day
23 November 2015
Thursday was 'World Toilet Day' and the Environment Committee held an event supporting Toilet Twinning, which raises funds to enable people living in...
Handball Taster Session
23 November 2015
One of our students, Corie, organised a handball taster session last Wednesday. Twelve  students attended and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are...
Basketball Success
19 November 2015
A very convincing win for the boys basketball team at home to South Essex College in front of a record crowd. The support from the students helped us to a 99-23...
Holocaust Memorial Programme - Poland Trip
16 November 2015
11 students recently returned from a three day trip to Poland as part of the college’s Holocaust Memorial Programme. Our students met up with some German students...
Netball Update
13 November 2015
Well done to the netball first team – some very enjoyable matches this season, including a convincing 32-4 win against Braintree Sixth Form. Strong performances have...
College Council Elections
13 November 2015
It was great to see such vibrant democracy in action at yesterday's hustings, as, in a packed Drama Studio, students made their bid for election to various posts on...
Iceland Field Trip
13 November 2015
Some photos from the recent half term field trip to Iceland
Children In Need
13 November 2015
Congratulations to everyone on The Charities Committee and in The General Office for organising such a fantastic range of events for 'Children In Need', including...
6 November 2015
Zumba classes  in the first half term with a number of  girls and boys joining us in the sportshall. This was a  new activity for the college...
6 November 2015
It was certainly a busy lunchtime in college today: On the Concourse student bands were playing, whereas, elsewhere in the building, applicants for degree courses in...
Stained Glass Windows
2 November 2015
The recent Open Evenings gave us a great chance to show off the recently installed stained glass windows in the Performance Studio Building. These not only provide...
A great photo of students in action during our recent Open Evenings
26 October 2015
A big thank you to James and Odira and all of the hundreds of other students who came along to help out....
Government confirmation of a strong level of 2015 student examination achievement at the College.
12 October 2015
The Department for Education is currently preparing the A level 2015 Performance Tables (which they will release in January 2016).  As part of that process, the...
A Big Thank-You to our Ambassadors
12 October 2015
Last week a number of our students visited Stanway School to speak to year 11 students, giving them a lively and informative insight into life at College. Students also...
Official Opening of The Syd Kent Pavilion
12 October 2015
Last Friday marked the official opening of our new student social and study spaces, though in truth students have been using both facilities for a few weeks now and we...
Test Story
12 October 2015
Test story
Students Using the New Pavilion
12 October 2015
Game Developer Meetup
2 October 2015
Well done to Sixth Form College Student and local entrepreneur Daniel Colaiani who runs DoubleUp Gaming, A Colchester based online media publication. He is organising...
French Exchange to Lyon
30 September 2015
This year's French Exchange to Lyon has been a great success! The trip lasted ten days and we spent the vast majority of this immersed in the French culture and...
New Student Study Space
29 September 2015
It's quite right that a lot of attention has been focussed upon the new Pavilion Building, but the more attentive among us will also have noticed a number of other study...
Geological Success
29 September 2015
Congratulations to student Laurence Child  - not only was he a Chemistry Olympiad Award Winner and a Colchester Youth Award Nominee earlier this year, but we...
In the footsteps of the Bard...
17 September 2015
A group of 30 students recently visited Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre: recently expanded and renovated, it is the most wonderful, theatrical...
Arizona Field Trip
15 September 2015
Below is a stunning photograph from this year’s Geology field trip to Arizona. Students spent time walking on the rocky surface of Bonito Lava Flow, as...
14 September 2015
Outstanding AS and A-Level Results
14 August 2015
Students at The Sixth Form College, Colchester, have achieved excellent A and AS level results in this summer’s examination series with levels above national average...
Pavilion Opens For Business
12 August 2015
We're pleased to announce that the new Kent Pavilion is fully kitted out and ready for use by students in September. Those who have been following the progress of this...
Maths Rocks at Essex Uni
27 July 2015
, which were worn with pride. s T-shirt”Maths Rocks“tudent were given a goodie-bag containing a copy of Alex Bellos' latest book (which he offered to sign)...
IB Model United Nations Conference: Peace-building and Conflict Resolution
26 July 2015
On Thursday 4th June, all first year IB students presented their research into the causes and implications of a range of on-going conflict zones across Africa, Europe,...
New Physics Lab
21 July 2015
In one of those complicated chain reactions it would probably take a scientist to fully understand, performing arts students move into their new facilities on...
Arts & Culture Festival
17 July 2015
There has been a huge, college-wide burst of creativity at the College recently, as part of the Arts and Culture Festival organised by staff and students from the...
Expedition Success
15 July 2015
19 students successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition at the end of the summer term.  They had braved exceptionally torrential conditions for...
Arts Committee Trip
15 July 2015
Students in Division Nine are often referred to as members of “Gryffindor”, but the recent Arts Committee college trip was open to students from all divisions as...
Secret Garden Comes Together
14 July 2015
Now that the sun is out and the end of exams is nearly upon us, it's time for some of us to think a little more about relaxation - so it's good to see things moving...
Performing Arts Students return to the Drama Studio
12 July 2015
July for our Higher Education Performing Arts Conference, held in the Drama Studio. They shared their experiences since leaving Sixth Form with our current students...
Arran Field Trip
11 July 2015
College students have recently returned from a successful field trip to the Isle of Arran. Getting everyone from Colchester to the west coast of Scotland in time for...
Farrer & Co Careers Talk
10 July 2015
Laura McKoy, an ex-student of the college, kindly came in to give a careers talk to a group of the colleges budding lawyers & legal professionals. Laura is a...
A Full-Time Job
7 July 2015
It’s certainly been a busy term for the Careers Department, with a whole range of events organised to help students decide upon their future options for careers and...
Induction 2015
26 June 2015
It was really good to see everyone who came along for our Induction Days. We hope that everybody enjoyed themselves. Not only was it good to welcome so many of the new...
Sneak Peek at New Pavilion
17 June 2015
It's not due for unveiling just yet, but now that the scaffolding has been removed, some of us have been able to have a sneak peek at the interior of the new Student...
IB students Visit Cambridge
12 June 2015
On our recent trip to Cambridge we visited several museums, including The Fitzwilliam, The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Sedgewick Museum, as the main...
New Pavilion Roof Takes Root
22 May 2015
As the new Student Pavilion nears completion, we're very pleased to see the new 'green roof' in place. Comprised of plants such as sedums and sempervivums, the living...
Olympiad Success in Chemistry
22 May 2015
Seven sixth form students from the College Chemistry Department recently took the challenging ‘Chemistry Olympiad’ exam, organised by Royal Society of Chemistry ....
Sailing Success
12 May 2015
College student James King (16), alongside fellow Brightlingsea Sailing Club cadet Eddie Bridle (17), recently won the silver medal and “top under 19 boat” awards at...
Secret Behind Pyschology
22 April 2015
Not everyone may have noticed, but things have been extremely busy over the past few months in the area tucked quietly behind the Psychology building at the end of the...
British Colleges Sporting Success
10 April 2015
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the recent British Colleges Competition. An excellent weekend of sporting success. As ever, the students had an amazing...
Pavilion Progress
27 March 2015
Now that the sun is out, it’s exciting to see all the progress that’s being made upon the new ‘Pavilion Building’, which should be complete sometime towards the...
Sixth Form Volleyball team Comfortable Winners after Shaky Start
27 March 2015
Colchester Sixth Form Girls’ Volleyball Team recently won convincingly away at Hills Road in the British Colleges Plate competition. Although they lost out in the...
Extra Study Space for Students
25 March 2015
The new improved reception area is important as it not only enables the college to bring together a range of support for students and visitors, but it also frees up...
A Warm Reception
19 March 2015
Staff in the General Office certainly seem to have embraced the bright pink colour scheme in the new college reception area – it certainly looks a lot better than it...
Equestrian Success
30 November 2014
During October half term on Wed 29th October, the Sixth Form College Equestrian Team competed at the National Schools Equestrian Association Inter-Schools Show Jumping...
Determined College Student sets sights on a Cycling Career
30 September 2014
Sixth form college student, Clover Murray, has gained renewed focus recently by setting her sights on a career in cycling. Clover MurraryClover studies Sport and...
Olympic Star gets the ball rolling for new Volleyball Club
16 September 2014
The English Volleyball Association have chosen our college to run a new satellite volleyball club on Thursdays at 4.15- 5.30pm and Rachel Laybourne, who  was part...
Reception Team Journey into Space
10 September 2014
Visitors to the College Reception Area might have noticed that the back wall of the General Office is currently hidden by wooden panels. This is because the...
The New Performance Studio
27 March 2014
Last year we promised on this newspage that “by next spring” the area beneath the Performance studio “will have been transformed into two additional performance...
Project to Extend the Performance Department Facilities
26 July 2013
We've always known that the Performance Department at College is built upon very solid foundations, but how many of us, as we walked along the main drive to college...
Opening of The New Language Centre
26 June 2012
Friday 22nd June saw the official opening of the new £800,000 Languages Centre, sited on the north boundary of the college campus, by the Mayor of Colchester Chris...
Language Centre Almost Complete
29 March 2012
As the language centre is almost entirely done, in this article we're going to give you a quick preview into what you should be expecting from the new building. Work...
Language Centre - making good progress
22 February 2012
We're seeing good progress on the building. The construction company reports that the building works are slightly ahead of schedule and that the building will be up and...
Student Reporter Interviews Gripping Construction Manager
24 January 2012
week Josh Cox is getting some personal insights into the construction business from Gipping Construction Projects Manager Ted Studd, who is currently contracting the...
Language Buildings taking shape
14 December 2011
As we finish off for the year of 2011 at Colchester Sixth Form College, fellow students may notice that the new Languages Centre which shall be opened soon, is looking...
Laying the foundations for a new generation of internationally-aware students
15 November 2011
Anyone wandering across the north of the campus during recent months could have truthfully be accused of 'dragging their feet' as whole area was covered in 130 cubic...
Battle of The Bands
30 November 0001
Well done to everyone involved in last night's Battle of the Bands at the Arts Centre - especially winners Miraculous Peach, who go on to the final in two weeks time.
Battle of The Bands
30 November 0001
Well done to everyone involved in last night's Battle of the Bands at the Arts Centre - especially winners Miraculous Peach, who go on to the final in two weeks time.