National Rail Strike June 2022

Rail network strikes are planned that will shut down the country's railway network on Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June and Saturday, 25th June. It is however anticipated that there will be substantial disruption to travel on the other days next week when strike action is not being taken.

While the closure of the rail network is beyond our control, there are nevertheless measures we can put in place to mitigate the effects of the rail strike on students’ ability to attend College, and with consideration for students taking examinations next week.  

We have therefore taken the decision where possible to move Year 1 A Level classes, Year 1 Applied A Level classes, Year 1 Level 3 Extended Diploma classes, and Level 1 and Level 2 classes to an online mode of study.

Some Level 3 Year 1 students will nevertheless be required to come into College, because of assessments and rehearsals that have begun and can only continue onsite:

Teachers will instruct Level 3 Year 1 students in these subject areas about the requirement to attend College next week.


All other Level 3 Year 1 students, Level 2 students and Level 1 students should not travel to College next week, w/c 20th June.

Can all Level 3 Year 1, Level 2 and Level 1 students please check your College email and/or Teams pages each day for instructions from your teacher about how study will proceed next week.


Students sitting examinations

For students who have examinations scheduled for next week, please observe the following guidelines on all days next week, whether strike days or otherwise:

As yet, we have received no information from examination boards on how examination centres may mitigate the effects of the strike action. Examinations will therefore proceed as planned. I would like to emphasise however, that we are fully committed to making sure that all students who have examinations next week are able to sit the examinations. If you have an examination next week, and experience problems with your journey to College, please continue with your journey and arrive at the College as soon as you can. We will ensure arrangements are made for you to sit your examination.

The College would like to extend our good luck and best wishes all students taking examinations next week. Please continue to revise as usual and focus on your examinations. Plan your journey to arrive on time, as much as you are able to.

If you have any concerns about travel to College next week, or about examinations, please speak with your teacher or tutor, who will do their very best to alleviate any concerns you may have.

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