Staffordshire, United Kingdom
About Newcastle-Under-Lyme College
Newcastle-Under-Lyme College is a mixed, non-denominational further education college in Staffordshire, serving students from the age of 16 and above. The further education college, situated in Newcastle under Lyme has approximately 3,800 full time learners on site every year, along with 2,600 part time or adult learners.
Newcastle-Under-Lyme College opened in 1986 and in 2010, moved to a £60 million campus. In 2015, a £5.5 million performing arts centre opened, while an outdoor learning centre built the following year. The college works closely with LEGO Education to help support learners and teachers and has invested £60,000 in a LEGO Education Innovation Studio. Other facilities include The Gordon Banks Sports Centre, which features a 24 station gym, a media theatre, fashion studio and a hair and beauty training salon. In 2013 it was identified as good by Ofsted.
Chair of Governors
Values and vision
Newcastle-Under-Lyme College wants to provide all students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment where they can fulfil their potential. The college holds high standards for students to ensure that it continues to thrive as a learning provider for the community and wants to maintain it's position as the ‘College of first choice’ in North Staffordshire. The college believes that ‘every student matters’ and works to make sure that individuals feel supported and valued throughout their time at the college. A wide range of enrichment activities are on offer for students to get involved in and further their college experience, including social activities, work experience and volunteering opportunities
“Teachers develop learners’ employability skills well. The college has a town centre shop, which learners use to display and sell their work. For instance, foundation learners produce and price cards, decorations and other artefacts for sale.”