Peter Symonds College
Hampshire, United Kingdom
About Peter Symonds College
Peter Symonds College is a sixth form provider in Winchester, Hampshire with approximately 4,000 students aged 16-19, the majority of whom are studying A level. There is also a thriving adult provision with around 3,000 enrolments each year, ranging from leisure to HE and including teacher training. The College has two co-educational boarding houses accommodating over 70 students, including those from the Falklands Islands overseas territory.
The town of Winchester has a population of 45,000, and is known for its landmark cathedral and for an exceptional range of cultural activities. It is frequently cited in surveys as one of the best places to live in the UK. The College is a five minute walk from Winchester rail station.
Values and vision
'Counting in Ones' is our motto and is the key principle which guides everything we do. Value added is good and the large majority of our students progress to higher education, many to Russell Group universities. A large number of our students each year, usually around fifty, are able to secure places at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Pastoral support is well resourced and students also benefit from an unusual range of music, sporting and other enrichment opportunities.
“Capacity to improve is outstanding. The outstanding performance identified at the last inspection has been maintained and aspects improved. Leadership and management are excellent and staff at all levels share a commitment to achieving the best for individual students. Managers and teachers are reflective and self-critical. Quality assurance procedures are highly effective in promoting continuous improvement.”