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This section of our website is designed to help parents and guardians support their child or ward through the next step of their education. We know there are many pathways to choose from so we are keen to provide you and your children with all the information you need to know about studying at Andover College.

We have established a reputation as a welcoming, inclusive, community college and pride ourselves on knowing all our students individually, offering personalised learning and support, so each student can achieve their full potential.

We are rightfully proud of our students’ academic achievement, which ranks the college among the top performers in the area. Our educational philosophy leads young people to be more comfortable with themselves and builds self-confidence so they naturally stretch and challenge themselves as learners – this coupled with dynamic, innovative teaching and first class facilities maximises each individual’s chances of success.

We’re not an academic hot house at Andover, we don’t need to be, as we provide a purposeful learning environment that stimulates young people to succeed academically and socially, preparing them for the next stage of their life.

Why choose Andover?

  • Consistently high academic results – 100% A Level pass rate in 2016!
  • A High Achievers’ Academy for gifted and talented students aiming for leading universities including Oxbridge
  • The widest range of courses of all local colleges – 40 A level subjects; almost 50 vocational subjects from level 1-3; Apprenticeships and Foundation Learning options
  • An excellent Ofsted inspection – rating all teaching GOOD or OUTSTANDING with Creative and Visual Arts being rated as OUTSTANDING
  • Exceptional levels of student support – both academically and socially
  • Ongoing investment in facilities – with a new technology centre currently being built for 2016
  • A creative curriculum to provide academic knowledge and skills for the real world
  • Successful destinations – with students attending 90+ universities including Russell Group and leading Art and Design Institutions

Our results and students speak for themselves see our top university destinations here and see what our students have to say about Andover College

  • Open Days

    We run a series of Open Days throughout the year when prospective students and parents/guardians can meet the tutors, see the facilities and get advice about subject choices and levels etc. Find out more here 

  • Parents Evenings

    New Parents Evening:

    Aimed at parents whose children will have started study at the College in September 2016, this event provides parents with the opportunity to meet the curriculum and support teams at Andover College.

  • Consultation Evenings

    • Tuesday 29th November 2016 – 4:30-8:00pm
    • Tuesday 21st March 2017 – 4:30-8:00pm

  • How to apply

    You can apply online or download the pdf here

    Please note we don’t have a formal deadline for applications but many courses are very popular so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. 

  • Transport

    As we are located in the town centre we are easy to get to by bus, train, car, bicycle or on foot. We also provide a specialist bus service from Pewsey, Upavon and Everleigh to and from the college. Further information can be found on our transport page here 

  • Fees and Finance

    Young people aged 16-18 do not have to pay any tuition fees.  However we do offer financial support to help with the cost of coming to college for those families on lower incomes – please visit our finance pages here for more information. 

  • Learning Support

    We have a highly professional learning support team to assist students who many have additional needs such as dyslexia or physical disabilities.  Visit our learning support pages for more information here 

  • Careers Advice

    Many young people are not sure about their future direction and as such we have a specialist careers adviser who can give one to one advice and guidance to help you select the right course. We also provide further help when the student is on a course at the college with career options, work experience and UCAS applications. Visit our support and guidance page here 

 

Take a look at Deputy Principal, Martins Simmon’s presentation for Parents of students at Andover College