Alton College A GSG School
- Alton College
Old Odiham Road
- Head: Jane Machell
- T 01420 592200
- F 01420 592253
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.altoncollege.ac.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hampshire
- Pupils: 2010
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: March and October
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Feels more like a university campus than a school. The young people we met value the adult atmosphere and cite mutual respect between staff and students. ‘We call our teachers by their first names and we can email them whenever...
What the school says...
Alton College is an open access, co-educational Sixth Form College for students aged 16 - 19. The latest Ofsted inspection in November 2009 awarded Grade 1 'Outstanding' in all five areas for the second consecutive inspection. The College attracts students from a wide area and from both state and independent schools. It has a modern and friendly campus, informative website and excellent advice and guidance for all students. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysFeels more like a university campus than a school. The young people we met value the adult atmosphere and cite mutual respect between staff and students. ‘We call our teachers by their first names and we can email them whenever we like,’ one told us. Some felt they had outgrown their former schools and said, ‘Alton is the right step between school and uni...'
Since 2004, Ms Jane Machell BA MA PGCE (50s). Educated at Wirral Grammar School for Girls and read Spanish and Iberian studies at Southampton University, followed by a masters at Queens University, Canada and a PGCE at the University of Leicester. Joined Queen Mary’s College as head of Spanish and rose to head of division via the posts of senior tutor and director of studies. Left to become deputy principal at Brockenhurst
Special Education Needs
At Alton College we offer a wide range of provision to support students with additional learning needs, embodying a strong spirit of inclusion. In a recent Ofsted inspection support for students was highlighted as 'Outstanding'. We have specialist staff that provide 1 to 1 support for students with Dyslexia, and have good access to other specialists for advice (e.g. sensory impairment /physical disability) whenever needed. Our provision includes: a discrete programme for students with moderate learning difficulties; a range of supported level 1 and 2 vocational courses; specialist support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties at any level but especially at Advanced level of study; and subject specific support provided in all curriculum areas. We have a unique partnership arrangement with Treloar College (a neighbouring specialist FE College for students with Physical Disabilities). In June 2004 the two colleges were jointly awarded an Association of Colleges Beacon Award (sponsored by Mencap and RNIB) for Inclusive Learning. We currently have in the region of 30 'Treloar students' mostly taking Advanced level qualifications with us through this long standing partnership. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|SACU-Student||University course and career search tools|