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Home from home

Making you feel at home is very important to us, so we take time to make sure we find the right accommodation for you.

Onsite accommodation
We have recently completed the development of Dr Johnson house, which is purpose built residential accommodation. Split over 2 floors there are 17 single occupancy study bedrooms each with a private bathroom. The accommodation is well equipped with all bedding and towels provided and each floor has its own kitchen and lounge area with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, kettle, TV and WIFI.

Your breakfast is provided for you in the accommodation and the evening meal is fully catered and all dietary requirements can be met. Lunch is not provided from Monday – Friday, but will be provided at weekends.

We have an international boarding coordinator and matrons whose main role is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students on a day to day basis. In addition they will be supported by our international team of staff who will look after students' academic and pastoral needs.

Throughout the week there is a planned programme of activities for the students to enjoy for example, cooking, sports and movie nights. On special dates during the year, trips are organised to celebrate great cultural experiences, for example, Guy Fawkes Night and Christmas markets. They will also have to opportunity during the year to visit places of national interest such as, Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

Living with a host family
We can arrange for you to live with a host family who is located near to the college. We take great care in matching you to the right family based on your personal preferences, in terms of pets, diet and lifestyle and also your career aims and hobbies.

Our host families are committed to providing you with your own private bedroom, storage space and access to wireless broadband internet. They will ensure that you have comfortable surroundings and the space needed for you to complete your studies. They will find out how they can help to ensure your time at college is as successful as possible. This means that as your courses progress, they will be able to provide informed, practical help, advice and support every step of the way.

Your host family will welcome you to the UK and provide you with home-cooked meals and a truly unique experience of British family life.

“Living with a host family is awesome! My host family are very friendly. They give loads of advice and support to me and they will ensure my progress in college is satisfactory. I've settled in quickly and I'm currently experiencing living as a part of a British family.”

Yoyo Mak, Hong Kong

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Overall pass rate for A levels in 2019


•A*-C rate: 82.9%, significantly above the national average of 76.8%


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