Southampton, United Kingdom
About Itchen College
Itchen College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational further education college in Hampshire, serving students from the age of 16-19. The college, situated in Southampton has approximately 1,558 learners on record.
Itchen College was founded in 1906 as a co-educational secondary school and later Itchen Grammar School. It welcomes learners from across the world, with 10% making up international students. Facilities on the campus include a sports centre, performing arts block – features Apple Mac suites, recording studios and soundproof music rooms, and a Student Centre for students to relax in during their study breaks.
Mr Alex Scott
Values and vision
Itchen College wants all students to achieve their potential and fulfil their goals, following the six values of opportunity, learning, support, environment, partnership and diversity. The college wants all pupils to feel valued and treated as an equal in a supportive and inclusive learning environment, regardless of their culture, faith or beliefs. It is important that students are happy and feel cared for and that in turn, care for others and their environment, contributing as positive citizens to the community. Students are encouraged to get involved with the college’s Student Union to further their learning experience and enhance their CV – including fundraising events, clubs and societies and trips across the UK and abroad.
“Most learners aged 16 to 18 successfully achieve their vocational awards, certificates and diplomas, and achievement rates are improving. Staff promote diversity very effectively in lessons to reinforce the college values and ethos. For example, in sociology, learners work well together in groups to produce a range of visual displays to explore the term ‘feminism’.