News Archive

35 weeks ago

Teams of Year 8 and 9s from Eggar's School and Amery Hill School worked together recently to compete in the annual Alton College Junior Team Maths Challenge, designed to stretch more able students.

The activity is designed to stretch and challenge, and consisted of three rounds: a crossnumber, shuttle and relay round. The challenge was collaborative with two pupils from each school on...

36 weeks ago

Four Alton College Debating Teams competed in the Oxford Union regional round held at Guildford High School on February 26th. The round consisted of approximately 100 teams from across the south and London.

Representing Alton College were Lucy Bayliss, Lottie Tellyn, Sam Seymour, Nick Hywood, Seb Cawte, Jack Jillings, Alf Hamer and Peter Baillie. They were supported by Zoe Adams, Olivia...

37 weeks ago

Over half term several Year 1 Duke of Edinburgh students taking their Gold award spent the weekend on Dartmoor practising their navigation skills in preparation for the their Gold expedition later this year in the Peak District. Twelve students took on the fog and mist of Dartmoor and covered around 15 kilometres of rain drenched terrain and they even negotiated a river crossing.  ...

39 weeks ago

A group of young writers were given expert tips on getting published last week when author Gill Thompson visited Alton College. Gill, who taught English at Alton for 24 years, took the students through the publishing process, from the initial idea to the end product. The students were also lucky enough to hear an extract from Gill’s first novel, The Oceans Between Us. The story, in which a...

41 weeks ago

Congratulations to twelve Alton College students who have recently been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following a rigorous application and interview process the students have been notified of their offers in a range of diverse courses from a plethora of colleges. The twelve offers represent a really successful year for Alton College students applying to Oxbridge...