News Archive

21 weeks ago

New students starting in September from over fifty different schools across four counties were given a taste of studying and daily life at Alton College’s annual WelcomeFest event held on campus in July. 

The morning was designed to enable students to explore their subject areas through inspiring taster lessons and practical hands-on activities. The afternoon provided free BBQ...

30 weeks ago

Musician Harry Baker, Alton College and Weydon School alumnus, is this week releasing his second album entitled Art.She.Said We interviewed Harry at the launch of his first album Friends, Themes and Poems last year and we caught up with him again recently in the lead up to the launch event in May at the...

Talented Art student Imogen Horrocks, previously at Bohunt School has been the featured climber on a recent TV advert for the new Honda Civic. She is part of the British Youth Bouldering Team and was chosen from many after audition. Imogen has been bouldering, a competitive form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses, for about six years and started locally at...

35 weeks ago

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...