Talented Alton College alumna Martha Dobson, previously at Eggar’s School  has been selected from over 350 submissions to have her painting Portrait of a Gentleman on display at the Lloyds Register Gallery from 11 February to 11 March, and then at the Royal Society of British Artists annual show at the Mall Galleries, London from 17 March to 2 April.

This year's Alton Community Festival takes place on Saturday 17 October between 12noon - 3pm. The event has a Magna Carta theme with lots of exciting things to do for all ages, while local sports, arts and community clubs will be offering taster sessions, information and advice.

Missed Open Day last week? Read how it went by Tom Brailey, previously at TPS, editor of Alton College Student Magazine, 'The Alternative'. Next Open Eve is 10 Nov, 6-9pm. Registration opens 2 Nov.

Science students were given a chance to consider their future studies and careers on an amazing trip to the University of Reading Labs earlier this term.

Ben Tyler, formerly at Swanmore College took bronze medals for Tennis and qualified for the Special Olympics 2017 while Toby Prudence, formerly at Hollywater School was awarded a silver medal at the Special Needs Open Judo Championships this summer.

We now accept private candidates for exams; for example, home schooled students, students who wish to retake exams who previously sat at another centre, or students who have been studying with a private tutor. Full details here