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 a young adult, develop independent learning skills and have access to expert guidance ahead of your move to university, employment, or apprenticeship.
2. COURSE CHOICE
The Henley College offers a competitively broad range of subjects, including over 60 A Level and vocational courses, some of which are not available through local school sixth forms. Students are able to take exciting and diverse subject combinations and try subjects they may never have studied before. 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, drama and other pastimes
The Henley College has an excellent track record of exam results, with a 95.8% overall A Level pass rate for 2022, with 17 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate. Many of our students progress to Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. 84.9%* students progressing to university from Henley gain a First-Class or Upper Second-Class Honours degree. We also have students who have secured places at university abroad, as well as Higher Level Apprenticeships, and other exciting career opportunities.
4. STUDENT SUPPORT
The College prides itself on offering its students extensive support in all areas of College life. You will have a Personal and Professional Development Tutor who will monitor and support your progress, and assist you in developing vital skills that will help you with your next steps after college. Our skilled staff are available to provide guidance with university or employment applications, and the Welfare team will support your health and wellbeing. 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 along with dedicated security, premises and health and safety staff. The College has a dedicated Safeguarding and Welfare team ensuring all staff and students can work and study in a safe and secure environment.
We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of College life, providing a highly inclusive learning environment for all staff and students. We have an active student-led EDI group who organise regular events at the College. In 2017, the College achieved a placing of number 6 in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 index, recognising the best organisations in relation to fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.
7. RECOGNITION AND REWARD
We ensure our students’ hard work and commitment to their studies is recognised and give praise and encouragement in all areas, not just academically, but also in the area of personal achievement. Each year, we host Education Awards to reward exceptional student effort, achievement and contribution to the college community.
8. SPECIALIST TEACHING
We have a dedicated, professional and highly skilled teaching body who strive to give every student a rich learning experience and help them to fulfil their potential. With a wide range of industry experts in their field bringing learning to life, it really helps students to maximise their employability skills and success in the future. The College is also proficient in Microsoft Teams enabling teaching and learning to thrive beyond the classroom.
9. PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
The College involves and communicates with parents/guardians at every stage of their son’s or daughter’s studies at Henley. Attendance, progress, achievement and wellbeing are closely monitored and shared. Parents have access to an online portal and get regular updates to ensure they can best support their child’s learning.
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 in their educational or professional journey.