News Archive

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Staff and students at Alton College bade a fond farewell to two of its longest serving members of staff at the end of the Spring term. Both Barbara Wills and Barbara Frater retired recently following a combined period of 57 years’ service. Barbara Frater, LRC Manager, joined the College in 1987 and Barbara Wills, Nursery Manager, started working at the College in 1990. They will both be sorely...

The Alton College debating team, consisting of students studying Philosophy, Government and Politics, and Law played host to Queen Mary’s College in the first inter-collegiate friendly debate recently.

Alton’s two teams of three novice, but highly capable debaters bravely stepped up to the mark, challenging the more experienced QMC teams. Two motions, two highly emotive subjects, two...

Gifted and Talented pupils from Mill Chase Academy scooped first prize in this year’s Above and Beyond Competition. The theme this year was ‘2016: A Pivotal Year in History’ and Year 10 pupils from Eggar’s School, The Petersfield School, Mill Chase Academy, Weydon School and Perins School worked in teams to prepare an EPQ-style project (for example an artefact, presentation or performance) and...

2 weeks ago

Two talented media students have been wowing international audiences with their independent film ‘Something Blue’. Jonny Crawford, previously at Weydon School, and Joe Johnson, previously at Stepping Stones School travelled to the Cinequest Film Festival in March to screen their piece in front of other industry professionals. The annual independent film festival is held each March in San Jose...

Alton College Music Department strengthened its links with higher education recently when a group of students took part in the annual Southampton Solent Sound Music Festival held at Solent University. The festival saw nine colleges across Hampshire and Wiltshire enter a “Battle of the Bands” competition with a first prize of £200. Alton College entered one of the bands from the BTEC Rock and...