Welcome to the College

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is a wonderful place to work and study! The mission of the College is:

‘to be a distinguished provider of the highest quality education, enriching the lives of all students within a lively, caring community and enabling all to develop the skills to meet the demands of a changing world with confidence.’

We are proud of our exam results which have been consistently in the top 10% of colleges in the country over a number of years. This year we had a 99.1% pass rate with 82.3% achieving grades A*- C at A level. Our vocational results are outstanding this year with 94.1% achieving a Distinction* or Distinction.We offer students a mixed programme of study and students can do any combination of subjects that suit their career progression and interests.

Central to the ethos of the College is pastoral support through a team of specialist Personal Tutors, all experienced and successful teachers. They interview all new applicants  and offer outstanding information and guidance. They also provide the essential pastoral support that students need at this challenging time in their lives.

In addition to their studies, College students participate in a range of enrichment and volunteering activities. Last year our students provided 21,600 volunteering hours to our local community.  We recognise that students need a range of skills to enter the work place or university with confidence and we place a lot of emphasis on employability skills, working closely with local universities and businesses. All students have this opportunity and many providers offer work experience placements.

We are an ambitious college, with high aspirations for students and ourselves. I am proud to be the Principal of an establishment which inspires and challenges young people. It is our hope that the College provides a big space in which our students can grow tall; a place in which the ordinary can become extraordinary.

Discover more about the College in the information provided on the various sections of this site and feel free to get in touch should you have any questions by email to admin@farnborough.ac.uk or call 01252 688200.

The video below provides a real flavour of Life@farnborough.

Click here to see the Department for Education's information about our performance.


Principal, Catherine Cole