Why Choose Us?
We’re Somerset’s top performing College for the second year!
We are the TOP PERFORMING COLLEGE in the whole of Somerset which places us in the top 10% nationally (source: DfE March 2020). With better success rates than any other college in Somerset your child is more likely to achieve with us.
- Top for overall achievement rates for 16-18 year-olds
- Top for A Level value added
- Top for 100% A Level pass rate
- Top for Top for overall achievement rates for apprentices
- Top 10% of best performing colleges in the country
Our job is to help you fulfil your potential. We are different. Our relentless ambition for our learners and the community makes us different and motivates us all at Yeovil College to go the extra mile to enable us to become the best we can be, which helps you become the best you can be. Only our best is good enough!
We’ll give your child the employment edge
Industry placements and work experience is a fundamental part of your child’s study programme at Yeovil College. We work on live briefs and real-time projects, and engage with local employers who work with us to support the design of our curriculum as well as delivering master classes.
We want the best for your child
Like you, we’re only interested in delivering the very best. We push ourselves daily; average has no place on our campus. Your child will never be just a number to us. We genuinely work with each and every student to develop the right support plan for them. We have relentless ambition and high expectations for our learners to be the very best they can.
The sky really is the limit at Yeovil College.
We work hard. And we ask our students to work hard
College isn’t easy. Students will be stretched and challenged to become the very best they can be. We expect high standards and outstanding attitudes to learning. Be assured that when our students work hard, we work even harder. Investment into ensuring all our teachers are outstanding educators is massive at Yeovil College.
We’ll push and challenge; we’ll set difficult tasks; we’ll issue live projects and we’ll also nurture when needed.
We’ll deliver experience and opportunity
Our target is your child’s career. Our end game is that dream job! We’ll use our contacts, local knowledge, business relationships, community engagement and first-class industry-standard facilities to ensure every student has the opportunity to achieve their goals.
We invest in our future
We were awarded £2.4 million to deliver a digitally enabled campus which involves massive investment in our IT infrastructure – this is a game changer for us, setting us apart from other other colleges. On top of this we have an ambitious campus development agenda ,reshaping and redesigning our full campus to create a hub of technological innovation (around £30m+ in total). We have the new T Level qualifications arriving with pathways in Childcare, Education, Health, Science, Digital, Business, Automotive Engineering, Engineering and Construction. We are introducing a £100,000 Health & Social care simulator suite within our new Health, Education and Science Centre and we are often mentioned by the Skills Minister and the Department for Education as an example of best practice.
Aspiration, expectation and entitlement is our mantra and is the guiding principle in setting out the ‘Yeovil Edge’ concept. Yeovil Edge is bespoke to Yeovil College and it has been designed to enable students to get ahead and differentiate themselves within a crowded market-place. YC Edge encompasses enrichment activities that develop high aspirations, confidence, resilience and encouraging a healthy lifestyle and supports students to become well-rounded members of society, confident to progress into their intended career or university destination. Through Edge we support our students to develop the underpinning knowledge and self-worth needed to be successful in work and life, whilst developing the mind-set of to expect more, is to achieve more.