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The situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes on a regular basis. Even though restrictions have largely lifted in England, we are still encouraging our students to take precautions to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Any updates about how this affects the college, our students, visitors and any community users will be available to view here on the website. Parents and students will also be emailed directly.


All staff and students should wear a face covering when in a communal area, unless medically exempt.


We are asking all students to do two lateral flow tests per week at home in order to pick up any asymptomatic cases. The requirements for testing students will strengthen in the new year and we will provide updates about this when we know more.


If you are feeling unwell and displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, you should book a PCR test on the government website and notify our Student Services team. From Monday 16 August, if someone in your household or a close contact tests positive for COVID-19, you do not need to self isolate if you are under the age of 18 years and 6 months, or if you have received both doses of the vaccine.

However, anyone who is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the Omicron Covid variant is asked to self-isolate for 10 days, irrespective of their vaccine status or if they have tested positive for Covid.

For more information about self-isolation, please visit the NHS website.


Young people over the age of 16 can now access their COVID vaccination at walk-in centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. No booking is required and you don’t need to be accompanied by an adult or have permission from an adult if you are aged 16 or 17.

For more information about booking a vaccination, please visit the NHS website.

covid catch up funding

05.02.2021 by Paul Swindale – Principal

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of education establishments, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to support with closing gaps in learning.

In deciding how to allocate this funding we have considered many factors to ensure the money is spent in ways which can have the biggest impact on those students who have significantly missed out. We have prioritised catch-up provision to be delivered by staff at the college in the first instance as we believe that they are in the best position to implement these strategies with the students they know and have built relationship with.

Our proposal for the use of funding can be found below.

Proposal for Catch Up Funding 2021