About a third of our students are from Cirencester, a third from Swindon/N Wilts and the rest from around Gloucestershire. Many travel some distance to get here which means that they are highly motivated and want to succeed. They quickly adapt to the atmosphere of high expectations and support in College and always impress visitors with their politeness and focus. They are generally punctual to class, respond well to their lecturers and peers and focus on their work. Staff who have joined us from other schools and colleges are usually pleasantly surprised. Unlike many local 6ths we have an inclusive approach to recruitment and use GCSE scores to select on the basis of potential to succeed. We give a much wider range the opportunity and they generally repay that approach by doing very well. Most students are on level 3 programmes, with the majority doing A Levels, although all students have access to the same broad enrichment programme.
Parents are supportive of their sons and daughters and of the College. We have Parents’ Evenings twice a year to provide feedback and discuss any issues. We continue to develop a range of on line tools to improve communication further.