School Leavers

James StaniforthMessage from our Principal

We are delighted that you are interested in studying at Strode College; we know that we can help you to achieve your potential, whether you study A Levels, a vocational course or an Apprenticeship.

We have a local and national reputation for excellence as one of the very best performing colleges in the country. We are proud that our students consistently achieve outstanding success.


Widest choice of courses

It is important to choose the course or mix of subjects that suits you and your future ambitions. At Strode we offer the widest choice of A Levels in Somerset as well as outstanding vocational courses and Apprenticeships.


Outstanding results

In 2014 our students once again achieved outstanding results for A Levels and vocational courses. Our students' high levels of achievement were recognised in Ofsted's September 2014 inspection report and by the League Tables (Jan 2015), which ranked Strode as the best performing school or college in Somerset for A Levels, the best college for vocational courses and in the top 10 of all 340 colleges nationally for both A Levels and vocational courses.


Valuing individuals and maximising potential

We value our students as individuals. This is reflected in our approach to teaching and supporting students which was praised as outstanding by Ofsted in 2014. We are the best college in Somerset for improving student progress and we are in the top 5% of state schools and colleges nationally (ALPS 2014).


Achieving your ambitions

Whether you want to go to university or into employment, your future prospects will be significantly improved by studying at Strode College. Our students are 13% more likely than the national average to get a place at university, including top universities and specialist courses. Many other students go directly into employment with great prospects.


Specialist 16-18 education

We specialise in teaching 16 to 18 year olds. We have highly qualified and experienced teaching staff and specialist facilities. We offer a wealth of opportunities to enhance classroom learning and college life.


Find out more

This section will help you find out about our courses and our college. Come to our open evenings and College Experience Days to find out more. If you cannot, or you would prefer a personal visit, we will be happy to show you around.

Choosing the Right Course
How to Apply

A Levels
Vocational courses

Gifted and Talented
Student Life
Supporting our Students

Achieving Your Ambitions

Video: What our Students say about Strode

Come along to our open evenings and taster day events to find out more. If you cannot or you would like a personal visit, we will be happy to show you around.


With best wishes.

James Staniforth