Welcome to Suffolk One
Welcome to your future Suffolk One is an inspirational centre that sits in the heart of a collaborative community of schools, colleges, universities and businesses where all talents and achievements are equally valued.
The future of education. You've got it in one.
At sixteen you have the world at your feet with everything to look forward to, but it is a tough time because there is such a range of career pathways ahead. We will provide the support and advice you need, with staff that are professionally informed, passionate, efficient and caring.
Why study at One?
At Suffolk One we believe high quality individual support for students is of the utmost priority; we know that quality support can make a huge difference to a student’s success and enjoyment whilst at One.
Because you're forward thinking
The way we learn is changing and the environment must change too. Suffolk One represents the best of 21st century education, combining challenge, rigour, enjoyment, and wellbeing to create quality learning, in a quality environment.
Because you want choice
The scale of Suffolk One means you will have the choice and flexibility on offer. You can combine areas and types of study to match your own unique talents and ambitions.
On site facilities
Here's a taster of what you'll enjoy at Suffolk One
All teaching areas are intended to be flexible work spaces.
Learning zones each include a learning resource centre on the ground floor for informal teaching; plus there is a centralised learning resource centre that sits within the central heart space and is a feature of the building.
A 6 court sports hall and fitness suite with access intended for the local community. Plus an outdoor Multi Use Games Area.
Laboratories and Workshops
a motor vehicle workshop and science laboratories.
A double height drama and performance space with folding screens to facilitate teaching and productions.
The building is designed to be wireless-enabled throughout.
The place to meet and eat
Informal breakout areas for students with fixed work stations and laptops.
All students are allocated a personal tutor to support them throughout their time at Suffolk One with both study and personal issues. During personal tutor sessions, progress is reviewed and targets for progression set. In addition any issues/concerns can be raised in an environment of trust.
The view from one of our current students
Suffolk One is an “adult environment” which means each student is responsible for themselves, this includes: meeting our deadlines, demonstrating good behaviour and informing our tutors if we are going to be absent.
The timetable is, for me, a refreshing change to that of high school as Suffolk One offers a range of subjects and has two lessons a day; each lesson lasts 2 hours 30 minutes with a 10-15 minute break during each lesson and 75 minutes for lunch.
I am currently studying four A-level courses, which are: French, English literature, Psychology and Sociology. At first I was nervous because whilst I was sure I’d enjoy the subjects, I didn’t know anyone taking them at the time, however, during my first lesson for each subject I soon made friends with the other students.
Suffolk One offers a range of extra-curricular activities on a Wednesday afternoon which is called the ‘Evolve’ programme and is set up to help students get into university or the career they want. The activities available include: sports clubs, filmmaking, creative writing, astronomy and many more.
All of the staff are friendly and supportive and the centre has a first name policy which I feel creates a friendly environment.
Suffolk One has also set up email accounts for all the students and staff making it easier for students to get the support and help they may need from their teachers as well as helping staff to remind their pupils of important dates or lessons or homework.
Suffolk One is a fantastic learning centre, which offers a great working environment and lots of support. The lessons are both enjoyable and challenging. I am glad I chose to study here.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.