10 reasons to choose The Henley College
1. A BRIDGE TO YOUR FUTURE
The Henley College offers you the chance to experience and benefit from a more mature learning environment, whilst still being fully supported in all areas of College life. You will feel respected as young adults, develop independent learning skills and have access to expert guidance ahead of your move to either university, or the workplace.
2. COURSE CHOICE
The Henley College offers a competitively broad range of courses including over 60 A Levels, vocational courses and traineeships. The College also has a large part-time course offering for those wishing to develop new skills or pursue a new hobby.
The Henley College has an excellent track record of exam results, with 98% overall A Level pass rate for 2016 with increase of 4% for higher grades (A*-B).
New figures released by the Sixth Form Colleges Association show students from The Henley College are more likely to achieve a first class degree than those who have attended other 16-19 institutions. Please see our exam results section for more information.
4. STUDENT SUPPORT
The College prides itself on offering all students extensive support in all areas of College life. You will have a personal tutor who will monitor your progress, help you to set appropriate targets, track attendance and communicate with parents. They will also provide guidance and support with university or employment applications. The College also has a dedicated Student Services team offering help with careers and higher education, transport, finance and learning support.
Trained counsellors and a qualified nurse are available to those who may be finding life particularly challenging and require additional support.
5. ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
The College is located in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, a small, friendly town with a strong community spirit and very low crime rate. Safety on campus is taken very seriously with all staff and students issued with lanyards and photographic ID. There is CCTV and dedicated security, premises and health and safety staff. The College has a designated Safeguarding Officer ensuring all staff and students can work and study in a safe and secure environment.
The College was awarded Level 3 leaders in diversity accreditation in December 2014 for outstanding work in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion. We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of college life, providing a highly inclusive learning environment for all staff and students.
In addition to your programme of study, you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of enrichment activities to enhance and balance your studies. These include an extensive and diverse range of sports, music, drama and other pastimes.
As mentioned briefly above, we are located in Henley-on-Thames, a small vibrant town with a great community spirit throughout. Our campuses are just a stones throw away from the town centre which is accessible to students.
We encourage our students to get involved in the local community by heading into Henley when able to, representing the college positively in the heart of the town.
9. PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
The College involves and communicates with parents at every stage of their son’s or daughter’s studies at Henley. Attendance, progress, achievement and wellbeing are closely monitored and shared.
You will be joining a College with a history spanning over 400 years that has provided a high quality education to thousands of young men and women.
Students leave Henley with excellent results, having grown as individuals and ready to take the next step into higher education or the workplace.