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Strode College

Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AB
01458 844502

About us

Strode College, as a rural tertiary college with a focus on provision for 16-18 year olds, provides high quality learning opportunities suitable for a wide range of abilities and interests, in an environment where students can develop as individuals.

It contributes to the development of a dynamic local, regional and national economy by enhancing the employability of its students and preparing them for higher education. 

The College aims to promote the economic, social and cultural life of the local community through work with business, the professions, community groups and local government and by encouraging the local community to make use of the College’s facilities.

The college was graded as ‘Outstanding’ in September 2014 by Ofsted with grade 1s for Overall Effectiveness, Outcomes for Students, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Effectiveness of Leadership and Management plus three grade 1's and one grade 2 for Subject Areas. 

This followed a Focused Monitoring Visit in May 2012 which concluded that in all areas the college had made ‘Significant Progress’.

We offer

Further Education Study Programmes include: 

• Level 3 GCE Advanced and AS Level in 39 subjects:
Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Business, Broadcast Media, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, IT Practitioners, Music Practice, Music Technology, Performing Arts, Public Services, Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness) National Vocational Qualifications in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Art and Design Foundation (pre degree) Access to Higher Education Diploma 

• Level 2 GCSEs in: 
English, Maths, Biology and Spanish 

• BTEC Level 2 Diplomas in: 
Art and Design, Business, Media, Music, IT, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Music, Public Services, Sport

• Level 2 Diploma in: 
Childcare and Education 
• National Vocational Qualifications in:
Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing 

• Foundation Learning  

Students can also choose from a very wide range of enrichment activities including a broad range of competitive and recreational sports. The college also runs other activities including:
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, College Ensemble, College Choir, Theatre Company, Digital Photography, Film Making Workshop, Commonwealth Youth Exchange and the Gambia Project.

Graded as Good in October 2008. The college was awarded Beacon Status in 2004. The college provides opportunities for apprenticeships at levels 2, 3 and 4 in 43 frameworks in fifteen areas: 

• Animal Care 
• Art and Design 
• Business • Care 
• Childcare 
• Construction 
• Hairdressing 
• Health 
• Hospitality 
• Horticulture 
• IT 
• Outdoor 
• Retail and Sales 
• Science Laboratories 
• Team Leading and Management

We support

  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Marketing and Sales
  • People
  • New Business
  • Conference, Meeting Rooms
  • Foreign Trade
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Investment
  • Start-up
  • Somerset


Strode College is 'Outstanding' says Ofsted The only school sixth form or college in Somerset to make the grade since tougher inspections were introduced in 2010

Full details of our services for the business community can be found here, including some free courses!

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