Reigate College

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Reigate College
Address
Castlefield Road
RH2 0SD
Coordinates 51°14′24″N 0°12′07″W / 51.240°N 0.202°W / 51.240; -0.202Coordinates: 51°14′24″N 0°12′07″W / 51.240°N 0.202°W / 51.240; -0.202
Information
School type Sixth Form College
Local authority Surrey
Department for Education URN 130829 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Principal Nick Clark
Gender Mixed
Age 16 to 19
Website

Reigate College is a state college in Reigate, Surrey, England, for students aged between 16-19 years of age.[1] The college occupies part of the town centre between the High Street and railway station.

Reigate College was graded by Ofsted as "Outstanding" in 2008.[2]

Curriculum

The college offers predominantly GCE AS/A level and BTEC two year courses, with provision for students to enrol on an Intermediate Programme (pre- A Level) and GCSE re-sit courses.

Feeder Schools

Recruiting or drawing from up to 100 state and independent schools each year, the college serves as a dedicated sixth form to four partner schools: Oakwood School, Reigate School, The Warwick School and de Stafford School

Facilities

The college has undergone a building programme and has opened a sports centre, refurbished theatre, new science labs, business centre, a visual arts block, a media and performing arts centre and a dance studio.

The college invests in IT and uses open source software such as moodle as well as other software including Ranger; each student is issued with a college E-mail address.

Sport

Even if students have not chosen to study PE or Sport, there are opportunities to take part in competitive sport or individual or group activities.

The college sporting facilities include:

  • a sports hall
  • playing fields catering for hockey, rugby, football and athletics
  • tennis and netball courts
  • a gym

The college use local facilities for swimming, squash and tennis. Hockey takes place at East Grinstead Sports Club. Athletics usually takes place at Crawley Leisure Centre.

College teams play in local, county and national competitions in:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Athletics

Reigate College belongs to British Colleges Sport, an association that organises tournaments, leagues and fixtures for Sixth Form and Tertiary Colleges, and gives students the opportunity to play for the South East Colleges and British Colleges in competitions.

The college activities programme caters for those who prefer recreational sport. Students can take part in self-defence, badminton, trampolining, archery and outdoor pursuits.

Performing Arts

There are facilities for film studies, media studies, music (split into A-Level, BTEC Performance and Music Technology), dance and drama. These include two performance spaces capable of housing large audiences.

Full-scale productions have included:

  • The Bells and The Corsican Brothers (drama)
  • Hot Feet (dance)

There is a music festival in the summer, and Performing Arts students produce and perform their own shows.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Centre came into use in September 2002 and was formally opened by Dame Judi Dench in May 2003. It provides accommodation for Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Art History.

Facilities include studios, darkrooms, and IT suites.

Information Technology

Courses are available for students who wish to take a formal qualification and there are staff available in the Independent Learning Centre to give guidance.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides interactive learning materials for use during lessons or for independent study. Students can access the VLE via the internet.

Independent Learning Centres (ILCs)

There are two Independent Learning Centres (ILCs).

The main Langham ILC is located on the first floor of the Langham Building, with wheelchair access by lift. It contains the library as well as a computer suite.

The ILC Library is equipped with individual study booths. Students can find books using the catalogue, which also tells students whether the book is available or out on loan.

Notable alumni

Dr Rubberfunk https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zHBtJnnQ6PY

References

  1. ^ "Edubase record - Establishment: Reigate College". Department for Education. Retrieved 2011-06-20. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Ofsted Report" (PDF). Ofsted. 10 Aug 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ Lester, Paul. "Disclosure on disco, Sting and their new romantic parents", 13 February 2014, Retrieved 10 January 2018.

External links

  • School website
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