School Leavers

James StaniforthMessage from our Principal

We are delighted that you are interested in studying at Strode College. We provide outstanding specialist sixth form education and, whether you study A Levels, a vocational course or an Apprenticeship, we will help you to maximise your potential.


Ofsted 'Outstanding' sixth form education

We have a local and national reputation for excellence as one of the very best performing colleges in the country. This was reinforced in September 2014 when Ofsted judged that we are an 'Outstanding' college. Ofsted highlighted the outstanding quality of our teaching, support, advice and guidance and the resulting high levels of student aspirations, progress and achievements.


Outstanding results

In 2015 our students once again achieved outstanding results for both A Levels and vocational courses. Our students' exceptional levels of achievement were recognised by Ofsted in October 2014 and by the government League Tables in January 2016.


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.

This approach makes a significant difference to our students' success - we help them to achieve higher grades at advanced level than predicted based on their GCSE results. We know this because our record for outstanding student progress is shown in the league tables. Over the last three years students make more progress at Strode than any other school or college in Somerset. 


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 16% 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.


Widest choice of courses

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


Specialist 16-18 education

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


Find out more

This section of the website 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 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