There is an annual cycle of events in place for prospective students and their parents:
Often students in many local and partner schools will have the opportunity, usually from year 8 onwards, to meet college staff and students at a variety of careers and progression events, organised in schools, at college and in a variety of other locations.
All prospective ‘Year 11’ students, and their parents, are then welcome to visit the college during one of our annual open evenings, held at the end of every October. No booking is required.
Students who wish to make an online application must do so by the end of the January before the September during which they wish to enrol. (Although late applications are sometimes considered in exceptional circumstances).
Interviews usually take place in November to March of the year preceding enrolment.
Prospective students and their parents can, if they were unable to attend an open evening, arrange with the Admissions Department to attend an information morning in the winter or spring terms.
Successful applicants are then invited to induction days in June, after GCSE exams. On such days, information sessions are also put in place for parents in the evenings.
When results are released in August, students who need to discuss their results further during the post-GCSE counselling sessions held in August.
Successful applicants then attend enrolment days in late August / Early September.
Further details of the college events outlined above are always posted in the Announcements box on the homepage of this website, as each event approaches.
We regret that, given the numbers expected to attend events, there is no parking available on site, except for blue badge holders which will need to be booked in advance via the Admissions Department. Please see for details of parking facilities https://www.colchester.gov.uk/parking-and-travel/town-centre-car-parks/ near to the College. Please also check the closing times of your preferred car park as some of them may close early. Visitors with mobility difficulties should contact the Admissions Office on 01206 500723 for advice on parking and access.