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 2017/2018 and thereafter and relating to full time 'daytime' sixth form Year 12 education for 16 year old entrants.
(PDF, 1.3 MB)

Bullying and Harassment

The College is committed to creating an environment that is free of harassment, and which protects the dignity of all students staff and visitors. For the purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as unwanted conduct which intentionally or unintentionally has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
(PDF, 1.4 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, 1.8 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, Diversity and Opportunity

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. This policy states how in support of the Mission Statement the College will work to promote equality of opportunity in all its work.
(PDF, 1.3 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)

Student Programmes of Study

The Sixth Form College, Colchester, specialises in providing high quality full-time, general academic education programmes of study for 16-19 year olds, combined with excellent pastoral and safeguarding care, personal development opportunities and a fantastic range of wider opportunities including for work-related learning and preparation for progression.
(PDF, 2.6 MB)

Safeguarding Policy

The College recognises that the welfare of its students is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in its care. The College believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind and that we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of our students and to keep them safe. We are committed to ensure our safeguarding practices protect all students.
(PDF, 1.2 MB)

Recruitment and Selection Policy

It is the College’s policy to recruit the best person for each vacancy, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or any other irrelevant distinction. 7 pp.
(PDF, 1.6 MB)