Reigate College has been graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2005 and is regularly placed in the top ten of UK Colleges (using success rates as the criteria).
Please refer to the School and College Performance Tables on the www.gov.uk website.
In February 2015 Reigate College was awarded the status of National Teaching School as part of an alliance with five other ‘outstanding’ schools in South East Surrey. The accolade was received in recognition of the College’s experience and commitment to teacher training. The other schools in the South East Surrey alliance are Dovers Green Infants School, Holmesdale Community Infants School, Reigate Priory School, Reigate Valley College and Reigate School. The award publicly acknowledges that the College is one of a limited number of further education providers that is exceptional, in terms of leadership, management and performance.
- The College’s results show that it provides an academic environment in which all students can excel.
- Reigate College is one of the largest providers of students to the university system in the UK, with around five hundred students attaining places each year, including medical schools and all the top universities. See Destination of Leavers.
- Students excel in a range of extra-curricular activities. For further examples of individual and group success stories please see the news section of our website.
Reigate College has extremely good relationships with the FE provider East Surrey College, working alongside it, to ensure students make informed and balanced decisions about their sixth form education.
The College works closely with each of its five partner schools de Stafford, Merstham Park School (opened in September 2018) Oakwood, Reigate and The Warwick, helping to guide students onto the courses that best match their abilities and aspirations.
The College is also part of the S7 group, a collective of Colleges committed to pursuing excellence through collaboration. Established since 2002, other current members include: Bexhill College, BHASVIC, Collyer’s College, Esher College, Godalming College, Varndean College and Woking College.
The college also aims to work in a spirit of support and co-operation with other local state and private schools and colleges, to bring about the best possible educational outcomes for 16-19 year olds in South East Surrey. These include St. Bede’s School, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, The Ashcombe School, The Priory School, Beacon, Oxted School, Rosebery, Woodcote School, Riddlesdown Collegiate, Warlingham School, Reigate Grammar School, Boxhill School and Dunottar School, to name but a few.
Reigate College is a member of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, which is the authoritative voice of sixth form education in England. It has been representing the interests of Sixth Form Colleges since 1993 and all 90 Sixth Form Colleges in England are members. SFCA is the home of dedicated 16–19 providers and represents a growing number of 16–19 academies, 16–19 schools, and 16–19 free schools.
Reigate College works closely with The University of Law to ensure that students interested in studying law have the support they need to achieve their aspirations. This includes opportunities to attend law taster events and to access advice about university applications and solicitor apprenticeships. Reigate students are also eligible for The University of Law’s “Law for All” scholarships and bursaries.