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Welcome to Cirencester College

Welcome to the Cirencester Sixth Form College 2017 Prospectus. This is our 25th Anniversary year and the year in which our A-level results made us the top Sixth Form College in the West of England.

Cirencester College provides a bridge between school and university, apprenticeships or employment. You will get the academic challenge, pastoral support and enrichment of a top sixth form but with an atmosphere that will prepare you to succeed at the next stage too. We also offer an unrivalled choice of subjects from Level 1 traineeship courses to university level provision.

This is your local Sixth Form College; we look forward to meeting you at some point in the future. See the key dates on the back cover for your chance to come and visit us and judge for yourself.

About us

Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college in a rural setting on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  One of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, Cirencester College is one of the top ranking Sixth Form Colleges in the country..

The College provides a bridge between school and university, apprenticeships or employment.  Students experience the academic challenge, pastoral support and enrichment expected at the best sixth form but with a more adult ethos, based on mutual respect, to prepare you to be a successful, independent person.

The College offers an unrivalled choice of subjects from Level 1 Traineeships to degree level.  The great choice of A-levels, vocational courses and professional apprenticeships is a major reason why so many students make us their first choice. 

Cirencester ensures that students achieve their full potential through individual student tutorials. Cirencester Sixth Form College’s reputation for excellent teaching, learning, innovation and student support produces consistently high value added scores and achievement rates.   

Facilities available

Animal Centre

Our Cirencester College Animal Management students are responsible for the daily care and husbandry of all the animals that live here at the animal centre. Alongside this, students participate in projects to promote the 5 animal welfare needs. These projects include animal training and behaviour, design of naturalistic habitats, creation of highly nutritious diet plans.

Students learn how to excel at a wide range of industry specific practical skills that are highly valued by employers. To enhance the students experience they also have the opportunity to explore individual interests in dog grooming with our onsite, highly reputable dog grooming parlour.


Sundial Theatre


Here at cirencester we are very lucky and proud to have our own functional performance theatre that houses many of our own shows and events as well as touring companies, acts and comedians


Library/Learning Centre


The College Library offers students a quiet supervised environment in which to learn, supported by a range of appropriate books, magazines and electronic resources. There is also a wide selection of recreational DVDs and fiction available for loan. Resource staff are on hand to help students find the information they need. Course books are available for students to borrow for the academic year.  Laptops are loaned out for daily use.  There are also computers for quiet study.


Sports Facilities


  • Fitness suite with cardio machines, (spin bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and a weights area with a cable machine).
  • Sports Hall with 4 Badminton, 2 Netball, Basketball Football and Hockey courts. Equipment for various activities (Massage tables, boxing equipment etc.)
  • Outside Sports Field which is great in the summer.


Additional support

All students are screened to assess their individual learning needs. Where Academic Support tutors identify students who would benefit from specialist support, they will invite these students for further assessment, draw up an individually tailored programme of support and liaise with subject teachers, tutors and parents to ensure that this planned support is delivered effectively. This can include 1 to 1 private tuition or in class support.

Cirencester Sixth Form College is committed to providing excellent pastoral care for each and every student. You will have your own personal tutor who will be responsible for ensuring that your programme of studies meets your needs and for monitoring your progress at college. Your tutor will get to know you well and will support you as you make decisions about your next steps. We offer extensive guidance to help you make those critical choices about your future and offer support through our Careers Officer and Careers Library, our Higher Education programme of guidance, and through the expertise of our specialist teachers.

Our impressive new “Hub” has centralised all the key student support services and is now a “one stop shop” for students, housing Reception, Student Services, Finance and Transport , Exams, Reprographics and the Shop, together with the Careers, Counselling and Guidance Services.

If students are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge or any highly competitive courses at other universities, we offer a special programme of support which includes philosophy, critical thinking, interview techniques and a series of visits to colleges. Further details are available from Janet Williams, our Aim Higher Co-ordinator.

Our College actively welcomes students with a wide range of abilities, specific learning difficulties and disabilities. Wherever possible we adjust to, and cater for, your needs including access to buildings. We promote equality and diversity across all sectors of the college.


Learner success

For 12 consecutive years the College has had a 99% pass rate at A level and has seen an exceptional rise in A* to B rates.  Professional vocational courses have performed well with nearly 50% of vocational students gaining either triple distinctions or triple distinction stars.

The College currently has approximately 2,200 full-time 16-19 year old students and Jim Grant was appointed Interim Principal in September 2016.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cirencester College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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