Thinking about accomodation at Plumpton College?

Current Applicants for September

Please read the drop down box below if you have already made your application.

Updated Information on your Application:

In light of the current pandemic we thought it best to assure you that all efforts are being made to put strategies in place to ensure that our halls of residents reopen at the start of September. We will of course keep you updated on any changes to this decision as we progress through the summer months.

Allocation Process:

We are aiming to work towards meeting the correspondence dates listed on our residential application timeline, which can be found using the below link. However, with the additional planning that needs to take place to meet government guidelines and to better ensure our students safety, we do ask that you bear with us if we experience any delays in our allocation process.

  • Please keep an eye on this timeline at the bottom of this page as it will be updated regularly if needed.
Further Information to consider:
  • In order for us to remain open from September, all students will be required to follow our college policy on Covid 19 restrictions.

Please don’t worry, our residential enrichment team and officers are already working tirelessly to put together a “new normal” structure to ensure that little to no fun, comfort and independence is lost from these restrictions. Further information on our Covid 19 restrictions will be sent out in due course.

We thank you in advance for your patients, and as always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our residential facilities.

Make An Enquiry

We understand that due to the current environment we find ourselves in that there may be uncertainly surrounding accommodation for September 2020. Please use this form to ask any questions you may have and a dedicated member of the residency team will get back to you at a convenient time for you.

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Outcomes for students are outstanding, because they make significant progress in their academic and vocational studies from their starting points, compared to their non-resident peers and students in other local colleges.


Accommodation Documents

With a wide range of budget levels for you to choose from, we accommodate students across all age groups in our live-in accommodation. If you’re under the age of 18, we realise that we take the place of a parent, so you can be reassured that we take our responsibility very seriously – your safeguarding is our priority.  In fact, if it’s the first time you’ve lived away from home, you can also be guaranteed of great support too. We’ve put together a number of documents to help you discover all the information you’ll need to know about residential life at Plumpton:

Unlike some other residential colleges, Plumpton College offers a full care package for all of its residential students to ensure that they have the best college experience possible. Ofsted have rated our residential provision as “Outstanding” in our 2013, 2016 and 2018 inspections, directly relating the exemplary care of the students to high success rates and their good employability. The residential community at the College was described as one that fostered friendships and raised personal confidence, through an atmosphere that is rich in good family values, trust and respect.


We offer our students accommodation on a full board basis only, so that we can ensure that all students studying here have all of their needs met and can focus on achieving the best they can on their programme. As a residential student at Plumpton you can look forward to a package that includes: 

  • full board catering (breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks - 7 days a week)
  • all utility bills
  • free Wi-Fi in all hostel areas
  • full 24hr staff support
  • daily cleaning and maintenance support
  • access to all enrichment activities and facilities
  • transport to local supermarkets and doctors’ surgeries

Students are housed dependent on their age and gender. Apart from our ensuite rooms, all of our bedrooms have communal bathing and toilet facilities. You’ll be responsible for bringing your own bed linen plus you’ll need to ensure that you have a TV licence if you choose to bring your own TV.

The on-site accommodation comprises over 200 rooms, the majority of which are single but we do also have a very limited amount of shared accommodation available (dependent on the students age and gender).

Living in our student accommodation is a fantastic way to meet new people and fully immerse yourself in life at the College. Due to the comprehensive nature of our accommodation package, parents and young people can be confident that students will be well looked after and cared for.

Our accommodation is heavily oversubscribed and we would recommend applying as early as possible.

Download the full college accommodation Terms & Conditions


Our costs cover your room for the whole academic year and you may be able to get a grant to offset some of these costs. If you’re studying our Level 3 Agriculture and Equine courses you’ll be able to access flexible accommodation during your ‘routine’ periods.

Our costs explained...

Full Time Accomodation Costs

Type of room 
Small single £5,480 per year
Single room, with Basin £6,020 per year
Ensuite, Limited Availability) £6,920 per year
Routine room (per week) £150
Room damage / breakages deposit (all students)£150

You can apply for accommodation from the autumn term of the year before you join us at Plumpton. As demand is high, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to help with our planning and room allocation process. We make our room allocation decisions in July. You’ll have 14 days to accept or reject the room you’ve been offered.

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