Update: September 2020

Please see the latest update to students and parents, on the teaching delivery model for the new academic year from Principal, Jeremy Kerswell. 

Read the Update Here

Previous Updates:

Read an update from Principal, Jeremy Kerswell. This letter includes information on your induction week, college travel, residency updates and the safety measures we have put in place to make you feel comfortable and confident to return or start at college in September.

Read the Update Here

Introduction from Jeremy Kerswell, Principal

July 2020

At Plumpton College, the safety of our students, staff and visitors is our number one priority. Since the 23rd of March, in response to the national coronavirus restrictions, the College has moved to deliver its education and learning onto a virtual platform. 

Many of us have followed the Government advice and have been restricted from leaving our homes. During this first phase of restrictions, the College has maintained a core team to manage essential provisions for our animals to ensure their wellbeing and that the fabric of the buildings and grounds are maintained.

As the National Coronavirus position starts to improve, there will be a need and a desire to start to relax these restrictions. Plumpton College believes that this must be done in a way that is as safe as possible. This means that although we are never able to eliminate all risk, we will take all reasonable steps to mitigate it.

To enable this, the College Management Teams have consulted extensively with staff and their union to ensure that we are able to deliver a safe environment for our students, staff and visitors to all of our sites. This collaboration requires that we put in place new controls and the College has developed a 'Coronavirus Declaration' that everyone must adhere to. This is a personal guarantee that you will follow the measures that have been put in place and assist the College in ensuring that these measures are followed by others at all times. The College commits to regularly reviewing these measures and updating its risk assessments to ensure we are taking the right steps at the right time to protect the safety and well-being of everyone.

The College will operate within the guidance coming from the Government, but it will also only operate in the best interests of its students and staff and will strive to do what is right and when it is right so that our students, staff and visitors can attend the College safely. To learn in more detail what our student experience will look and feel like please read the following pages we have created for you. 

Jeremy Kerswell - Principal

Your New Student Experience

All Plumpton College students will be able to start or resume their studies this September through a mixed-delivery model referred to as blended learning which is a combination of face to face learning and online delivery. Our inclusive nature means that this approach will differ based upon level of study.

Although students will physically attend college less, be assured that the days spent on-site will be rewarding, busy and impactive.

To enable this new timetable, there are a number of measures that have been put in place and explain further including the following:

  • What being onsite at Plumpton will feel like
  • Provide you with a sense of what your timetable might look like
  • Outline what our residency provision will be
  • Update you on what our new IT access provisions will be
  • Provide you with an FAQ section that will be updated with new relevant questions


Student Induction

Find out more on your student induction here. Including your personal decloration to remain covid-19 secure, informative videos for your learning resources, virtual tours and more. 

Visit Our Student Induction Page

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