Gifted and Talented Events for Schools

Each year we provide a variety of Gifted and Talented events for school pupils. These include inspiring talks from leading academics from prestigious universities such as the University of Oxford on topics such as 'how to gain a competitive edge when applying to university' and former Alton College students giving insight into what it is really like studying at the University of Oxford and Cambridge, to creative and critical thinking workshops and team challenges and competitions. 

Former student Ali Bayliss, previously at Perins School is now studying Economics at The University of Cambridge. Here he talks about the benefits of studying at Alton College.

Ali Bayliss #WhyAlton from alton college on Vimeo.

Last year students from Mill Chase Academy scooped first prize at the College's Above and Beyond Competition with their presentation on ‘2016: A Pivotal Year in History’.

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Gifted and Talented Event - 31 January 2018 6pm 

The Giftted and Talented event for Year 10 pupils took place on Wednesday 31 January, 6pm in the Sports Hall, Alton College.

The evening comprised of creative and critical thinking workshops and a talk from guest speaker, Dr Robert Wilkins from St Edmund Hall College, The University of Oxford. 

Aspire Programme at Alton College

We offer a special Aspire Programme which our gifted and talented students can attend alongside their study programme. The programme is designed to ensure our students maximise their potentialand go on to study at Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities. It includes extension qualifications, curriculum support, special support applying to prestigious universities and extra curricular enrichment. Ask one of our specialist and experienced members of staff for more information at Open Day on Thursday 5 July, 3.30-8pm or email