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Thank you for showing an interest in joining City College. We are a new type of college aimed at preparing students for the modern world – from our special partnership with some of the top universities in England and across the world, the hundreds of businesses that offer work placement opportunities or apprenticeships, to our students, we have a special experience on offer for you.

We value your aspirations for the future and are fully committed to supporting you in your university or careers based journey. One of our great strengths is that we offer a continuity of experience and that we are small enough to care for every student on a personal level. Many of our college students will choose to stay with us at the end of their year 11 studies in an environment where they are known and which encourages the highest standards.

If you are new to City College, you will soon find that you become known to staff and peers and are part of a supportive, welcoming community that aims to provide a personalised college experience to maximise your full potential. Personal mentors support students on a one-to-one basis and monitor their progress and attainment so that they feel supported and encouraged during their transition to the adult world.

Making decisions about the next stage of your education is both exciting and challenging; exciting in the sense that you can now choose to focus on the experience that will lead you to success and enjoyment, and challenging, because you need to make informed decisions, which will open career options for your future. At City College you can trust us to help you make the right decisions.

We offer the best academic and Pre-Apprenticeship Learning in the country for our college students because we believe they deserve the best.

Carl Ward

Executive Headteacher


I believe education opens the door to a world of opportunities. As an educator, I see my role as a guide, leading my students in a quest to obtain the key (education) and encouraging them to utilise it to unlock the door to a bright future. To that end, I strive not only to share my knowledge but also to ignite in my students a passion for learning that will last a lifetime.

Ultimately, my goal is for each one of my students to become a productive citizen of our world and to reach his/her full potential in life. Education builds the foundations for integrity and a positive attitude, while empowering students to achieve academic success. I look at every student as an individual, eager to gain knowledge and to be successful.

I am very proud to be part of City College and the very positive relationships between staff and students, and the successes that these relationships have achieved.

Paula Fergusson

Director of College Education




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