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Alton College has enjoyed a record-breaking year as a third of the town’s sports awards were scooped up by current and former students.

PE teacher Dean Gillatt and students Brad Taylor, Joe Truman, Will Edwards and Sophie Hales all received awards for their sporting talent and commitment. Paul Johnson, who finished his A levels last summer, picked up the Senior Sportsman award.

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Students from Alton College have had real life experience of international relations as they hosted a delegation of students from The People’s Republic of China this month.

Fifteen visitors from Xinghua High School in the Eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, accompanied by their English teacher and Vice-...

Hailed as a ‘sax virtuoso’ by Downbeat Magazine, Snidero spent many years touring with the Mingus Big Band and is well established as one of the top alto sax players in the world.

He has recorded and performed with the biggest names in jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Maria Schneider and Kenny Kirkland.

The AC Big Band, who will join Snidero, comprises of students...

Christmas has come early for nearly 30 Alton College students who have secured interviews at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Nearly one third of those are from Weydon School in Farnham: a record for the College.

Natalie Jones studied at Weydon School before joining Alton College. She hopes to study English Literature and Language and said: ‘I had my interview last week and think it...