The College has made available for the benefit of parents and students a variety of policy documents including its Admissions Policy, Promotion of Racial Equality, Bullying and Harassment, among others. Please follow the links below to view the full documentation.

Admissions and Procedures

Relevant to entry for the academic year 2015/2016 and thereafter and relating to full time 'daytime' sixth form Year 12 education for 16 year old entrants.
(PDF, 252 KB)

Bullying and Harassment

The College is committed to creating a working and studying environment that is free of harassment and which protects the dignity of all students and staff. Harassment is offensive and prejudicial to a productive working and studying environment. It is indicative of a lack of respect for the person harassed, undermines his or her position and may have a negative impact upon health, job performance, course work, examinations and sense of personal security.
(PDF, 1.6 MB)

Child Protection

The Sixth Form College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students. As the majority of College students are aged between 16 and 18, they are defined as children by the Children Act 1989, and the college has a duty of care and legal obligation to protect them from harm or risk.
(PDF, 1.9 MB)

Trips and Visits Code of Conduct

The College must be confident that students taking part in offsite activities/educational visits understand their responsibilities on these visits and that they will always act in a mature and responsible way in order to bring credit to themselves and to the College.
(PDF, 306 KB)

College Complaints Procedure

The College strives to deliver an outstanding service to all students, staff, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in all aspects of our work. This procedure is designed to ensure a consistent and open approach to the handling and resolution of complaints.
(PDF, 1.3 MB)

Disciplinary Procedures - Students

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Admissions, Equality & Diversity and Protection from Bullying and Harassment policies and the Fitness to Study Protocol.
(PDF, 1.1 MB)

Inclusive Learning

The College will provide an inclusive learning environment, in which the quality of the student experience is improved by making the curriculum process relevant to the individual student. Each student will build their own learning programmes around essential skills using subject options which are both relevant and necessary.
(PDF, 1.6 MB)

Equality and Diversity

The College’s prime aim is the provision, in a supportive environment, of high quality, full-time academic and general education courses to meet the needs of young people who live in the Colchester area. This Equality & Diversity Policy is an overarching statement of intent regarding the College’s commitment to equality & diversity and anti-discrimination legislation, and it affirms the College’s dedication to the values contained in the Equality Act (2010).
(PDF, 1.5 MB)

European and International

The governors and staff recognise that global issues are an important part of the lives of our students living in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent and global communication is a daily reality.
(PDF, 213 KB)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Sixth Form College, Colchester is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress and outcomes for all of our learners whatever their learning needs or disability. The Sen and Disability Code of Practice (2014) defines a disability as “… a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
(PDF, 1.4 MB)

'Prevent' Strategy

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act of 2015 places a duty on education providers, alongside other agencies, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
(PDF, 294 KB)

Academic Honesty and Assessment Malpractice

To identify and minimise the risk of malpractice by learners and respond to any incidents of alleged malpractice promptly and objectively.
(PDF, 1.2 MB)

IB Language

The College and, in particular, the IB Programme is committed to working with students from a variety of cultural, linguistic and social backgrounds. The policy provides a framework which supports the values of the IB both in terms of access to languages and also in terms of multilingualism.
(PDF, 228 KB)

Students with Additional Learning Support Needs or Disabilities

The College welcomes all students including those with a disability or learning support need providing that you meet the normal admissions criteria and that we can offer an appropriate programme of study, for which you are qualified, together with the right facilities and support.
(PDF, 191 KB)