Meet the Principal
Woking College is dedicated to meeting the needs of sixth form students; the specialist sixth form teachers, the facilities, the extra-curricular activities and the support we offer outside lessons are all designed to meet your needs. We have invested nearly £10m on our campus in the last five years, including new teaching blocks and excellent sports and performing arts facilities, meaning everything here is designed around the need of sixth form students.
We are incredibly proud of what we as a College, our teachers, support staff and students have achieved. Everyone in our College community has contributed to the College’s success, and as a result, our students thrive in the inclusive, respectful and very positive environment.
In November 2022 Ofsted awarded the College Grade One (Outstanding) in every category – we are very proud of this achievement. However, we will always strive to improve what we do – because every student’s success will continue to be our priority.
Outstanding teaching produces excellent results – over the last 8 years our students have achieved outstanding results, 99% pass rates at A level with nearly 70% gaining A* to B at A level. This is a result of our teachers all being specialists in their subjects and in teaching your age group. Our teachers will challenge you to achieve your personal best so that you will have the widest set of university and career choices available to you.
We recognise that all students have different needs and so our pastoral team will support and push and challenge you, and that means you – as an individual; that may mean additional help outside of class or it may mean helping you to access the higher-level learning you need for your university interviews.
The extensive range of over 70 extra-curricular activities here will also help build your CV so you can present yourself as more than just a list of good grades. We will encourage you to get involved, whether by serving in the Student Union, through sports, the arts, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, work experience and many other opportunities. Taking part will put you in a position in which you can choose your life-path, rather than having to hope to be chosen.
We treat our students as adults and that means taking many opportunities to consult students whilst they are here about the quality of your lessons and how we might better run the College. Placing you at the centre of what we do does not mean we do not value the support of parents and carers, indeed we issue more reports and hold more parent’s evenings than school sixth forms and we do everything we can to work with families to maximise achievement and therefore your life choices.
I hope you take this wonderful opportunity to study at Woking College and I can look forward to meeting you in the near future.