The Sixth Form College is situated in the heart of the historic Roman town of Colchester, a thriving, modern town with many great visitor attractions. See Visit Colchester for details. It is 51 miles (82 km) northeast of London and connected to the capital by the A12 road and the Great Eastern Main Line. It is seen as a popular town for commuters and is less than 30 miles (48 km) away from Stansted Airport and 20 miles (32 km) from the passenger ferry port of Harwich.
Following the implementation of a bus lane on North Hill, it is not possible for general traffic to proceed ‘up’ North Hill (from the North). The only ‘up’ access is for buses, taxis and emergency vehicles. All general traffic wishing to access or use North Hill, will therefore need to travel ‘down’ North Hill (from the South) from Head Street.
In the High St. head east (towards the Jumbo water tower and away from the castle) and continue until you come to the junction at the end of the high street, where it meets Head St.. Cross over at the pedestrian lights and turn right into North Hill. Continue down the hill on the left hand side for approximately 100 yards. The main entrance to the College can be found immediately before a two storey tudor building.
The following bus routes stop close to the College in the town centre: 1, 1a, 2, 2b, 2c, 4, 6, 8, 8c, 8e, 61a, 62, 62a, 63, 64, 64a, 64b, 65, 66, 66a, 67, 67a, 67b, 74b, 75, 75a, 75b, 77, 80, 87, 176.
For timetables, fares, news, and service updates visit the Firstgroup website.
For details of Colchester's new Park and Ride service, including timetable information, routes and pricing, refer to Essex County Council's Colchester Park and Ride.
From North Station: Bus routes 61, 61a, 62, and 62a from the station forecourt will take you directly into Colchester town centre.
From Colchester Town Station: Turn right from the station and proceed up Botolphs St. and continue into Queen St. Turn left at the junction into the High St. and continue until you come to another junction. Cross over at the pedestrian lights and turn right into North Hill. Continue down the hill on the left hand side for approximately 100 yards. The main entrance to the College can be found immediately before a two storey tudor building.
For detailed directions if you intend to travel to the College by car, please use the Directions link on the Google Map above.
Colchester Borough Council maintain a map with links to full details about the numerous public car parks in the town centre, including availability for both cars and motorcycles, opening hours, Pay by Phone, disabled badge parking, and pricing. See https://www.colchester.gov.uk/parking-and-travel/town-centre-car-parks/ for further information. Please note that there is no visitor parking on site at the College.