Alton College Drama & Theatre Studies students will be presenting an exciting and varied selection of plays this May in the Wessex Arts Theatre – book now! Plays being performed include The Trial and Dahling You Were Marvellous! both by Steven Berkoff, Taking Breath by Sarah Daniels and Louis de Bernieres’ Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, groups of students from College, Eggar’s School, Amery Hill School and Bordon Junior School wrote and performed their own interpretations of several works of the Bard in an open-air-theatre in the town’s Public Gardens.

Urban Sustainability was the focus of  the Geography field trip to London recently. The trip provided students with lots of useful information to help further their knowledge in the study of the Urban Change topic.

Alton College’s inaugural Rocket Car Competition will be held on Saturday 18 June in our state-of-the-art Sonardyne Centre for Engineering and Design Technology, which will be of interest to Year 10 students. Each team will design, build and decorate a car which will then take part in a race at the end of the day.

Music students will benefit from donations totalling over £4000 from the Ernest Cook Trust and Music for All and EMI Music Sound Foundation which have enabled the College Music Department to purchase a double bass, a bass clarinet and an electronic drum kit. These new instruments will be used by hundreds of music students over the coming years.


Alton College actively promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Science student Kate Willett, previously at The Petersfield School, was one of 300 students across the world to attend a special leadership course at the US Space & Rocket Center. Our Chemistry students are helping to shape the future of HE Science teaching and our Biology students have had research published.