Collyer’s is celebrating today following the publication of outstanding results by the Department for Education on their school and college comparison website compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. With a mission of ‘Educating for Excellence’, students at the college have always achieved fantastic results, but with further improvements recently the college is now proud to say that it is the 3rd best sixth form college in country and the top state provider of A Levels in the whole of West Sussex.
Dan Lodge, Vice Principal (Quality and Curriculum) was delighted: “This is a huge achievement for our students and staff. We were already outstanding, but to get into the top 3 sixth form colleges in the country is incredible. It shows how dedicated and inspirational all our staff are and the impact this has on student performance.
“The culture of aspiration for all learners means that we are the top state A Level provider in the whole county now for both high grades (Points per entry) and value added (Progress). At Collyer’s, young people in and around Horsham and across West Sussex have access the very best post-16 education possible.”
Andrea John, Vice Principal (Student Support) said: “Huge thanks to all our support teams, tutors, teachers, governors and of course the students! What an amazing achievement!”
Deputy Principal Steve Martell was thrilled: “The college goes from strength to strength. I could not be prouder of the Collyer’s community!”
Sally Bromley, Principal, commented: “I am immensely proud of our dedicated and professional staff and our hardworking, motivated students. The grading is based on ‘value added’ as well as actual examination grades and shows how all students can achieve well above expectations with good teaching and encouragement of independent study habits, in a friendly community of aspiration and support.”
Alongside outstanding results, excitement is building for some changes to the courses on offer in September 2020, with Collyer’s being one of only 50 schools and colleges to offer the new T Levels in Digital and Early Years and a popular new course in Criminology. The college has also launched a range of scholarships for top performing students to support travel costs – more details can be found on the website.