Since opening in 1996, Philip Morant College has been very successful in providing students in Colchester and North Essex with a high quality and personalised approach to post-16 education. Ours is a close-knit, supportive environment in which students are challenged to reach – and exceed – their full potential. The college has very high standards, and we offer first-class teaching facilities and a wide range of courses, taught by highly experienced subject staff.
We are an innovative college and seek every opportunity to enhance and broaden the experiences of our students. Our membership of the VI6 programme, in which some of our students’ courses are taught at the University of Essex, is an exciting new development. Our partnership with the Colne Community School and College as part of the Thrive Partnership Academy Trust allows for a wider range of courses to be offered to our students.
We offer a range of A Level, BTEC Level 3, Cambridge TEC, GCSE, and BTEC Level 2 courses in order to offer students different individual pathways to achieve their goals and destinations, whether this be university study, higher level apprenticeships or employment.
We pride ourselves not only on our excellent results but also on the pastoral care and opportunities provided for our students. In addition to academic study, our Tutorial and Enrichment programmes allow students to take part in a broad range of activities alongside their examination courses. Some of these enable students to gain extra qualifications, whilst others allow expression of creative talent.
All students carry out a work experience placement at the end of their first year and we encourage students to take part in volunteer work, charity work and to act as mentors to younger students in the school. We are also an NCS Champion School and College, with many of our students taking part in the National Citizen Service in order to build skills for work and life.
Our values of Aspiration, Success and Kindness (ASK) underpin everything we do, both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage students to have very high expectations of themselves and promote in our students a ‘can do’ attitude. We also respect and celebrate difference, instilling in our students tolerance, acceptance and understanding of everyone in our college community and in the wider world.
Why not join in our success? For more information and to meet staff and students, come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 12th October from 6.00-8.30pm. Alternatively, book a tour of the College on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th or Wednesday 18th October from 9.00am – 11.00am. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Philip Morant College!