Sixth Form College Colchester

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16 - 19 years

About Sixth Form College Colchester

The Sixth Form College Colchester is a non-denominational, mixed sixth-form college for around 3,200 students aged 16 and older. It was founded in 1987 and is located on the site of a former school. The old building at the college dates back to 1912. 

In 2011, the Sixth Form College Colchester opened a new language centre; a series of new buildings, including a performing arts centre, have been added in recent years. Among its alumni are television presenter Dermot O’Leary and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.


Ian MacNaughton

Values and vision

The Sixth Form College Colchester prides itself on its positive and vibrant atmosphere. It describes itself as a bridge between the worlds of school and of higher education or employment.

The college aims to give students the qualifications, skills and opportunities to make an effective transition into the adult world.  It places a strong emphasis on pastoral care, and urges students to adopt a mature approach during their time at the college.

Ofsted report

“The curriculum offering is very rich and most learners undertake a wide range of subjects, additional studies and enrichment activities. These features enhance learners’ experiences and knowledge and facilitate their high levels of progression to higher education and employment. The vast majority of teaching and learning is good and in a minority of lessons is outstanding.” 

“Feedback is good and detailed; it helps learners to improve. The quality of their work is high.”

Read the Sixth Form College Colchester’s latest Ofsted report


Address: North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1206 500700
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