Alton College A GSG School
- Alton College
Old Odiham Road
- Head: Sara Russell
- 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: 1700
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: July, October and November
- 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 we like,’ one told us. Some felt they had outgrown their former schools and said, ‘Alton is the right step between school and uni...'
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 university-style campus, informative website and excellent advice and guidance for all students. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since April 2016, Sara Russell, previously vice principal (curriculum).
Offers a very broad range of qualifications to a diverse group of students - anything from Oxbridge to GCSE retakes. The majority of sixth form students study A levels, with fewer following vocational courses. Also educates disabled students from nearby Treloar College.
Excellent range of academic subjects on offer - several young people we met were studying combinations you might expect in any public school sixth form. Achieves pass rates well above the national average. In 2016, 47 per cent A*-B and 22 per cent A*/A grades at A level. Lots of opportunity to mix and match, as also offers A levels in less mainstream subjects such as dance, health and social care, music technology and photography. Some students choose to combine...
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|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|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|