News Archive

37 weeks ago

Once again, the sun shone on our new students starting in September as they visited College for the annual WelcomeFest in July. The morning was designed to enable students to explore their subject areas through talks and practical hands-on workshops, whilst the afternoon allowed for more of a relaxed experience watching ex-student and X Factor contestant Joe Waller perform on stage ...

40 weeks ago

Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury visited Alton College to talk to students about the EU Referendum. He was greeted by a room full of enthusiastic students and teachers, eager to hear what their local MP had to say about the forthcoming vote. He made some pertinent opening remarks, setting out his place in the Remain campaign and expressed his pleasure...

Alton College is ranked number one provider for studying Engineering in East Hampshire for 16-19 year olds, and our Engineering  and Design & Technology students were recently presented with awards for excellence in their areas.

David Forrest, the owner of FB Design (a bespoke furniture and cabinet making company based in Herriard), set up a prize for the best year two Design...

43 weeks ago

This week Alton College celebrated 36 years since its official opening on 23 May, 1980 by then Secretary of State, Mark Carlisle. The College was one of the first purpose-built Sixth Forms in the UK and opened for teaching in September 1978 to a cohort of 226 students. Today, approximately 2,000 students from over 97 different state and independent schools travel from across four counties to...

44 weeks ago

Paul Cumner and Chris McLennan, both previously at Robert May’s School, recently took part in the judging team for the National Final of the F1 in Schools Competition held at Silverstone. The main objective of the competition is to help change the perceptions of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) for 9 – 19 year olds by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for...