What is the Yeovil Partnership?
One of the most successful developments in our provision Post-16 has been the Yeovil Partnership.
An exciting range of courses is on offer, ranging from Level 1 to Level 3. Many of our Yeovil Partnership students have progressed on to prestigious universities following their programmes of study.
One of the key aims of the Yeovil Partnership is for students to remain part of the Joint Sixth Form. All students are expected to be in school on Tuesday and Friday of each week. Students will be provided with a school programme and timetable in September. If students require retakes in English or Maths, this will be done in school. Students also enjoy pastoral, academic and tutorial support from school.
Whilst at Yeovil College, students have course tutors and there will be support staff that will help.
Students are enrolled in the college and have ID badges which must be worn while on the campus. The college have emergency contact information. The college is responsible for recording attendance each day. They inform the school via email if a student is not present. The school will then contact parents to find out the reason.
Parents will also be able to access an electronic system that enables them to view current progress, assessment results and reports throughout the year.
Many of the link courses require the student to do a regular work placement. The students should be aware of whether their course involves this element or not.
The school helps the student find a suitable placement and complete all the necessary paperwork. The school will also organise and pay for DBS checks for those on Health & Social Care.
How does the Partnership work?
Students apply for courses through the Joint Sixth Form Application Process Application Form.
Students are interviewed, and subject to meeting entry criteria, will be offered a place on their chosen course.
Depending on the level of study, students will attend college 2 or 3 days in a week. Work placements will take place on another day of the week and students are expected in school on remaining days.
In school, students will engage with the tutorial programme, meet with their tutor, work towards their college work and enjoy being a part of the Joint Sixth Form.
A dedicated bus service takes students to Yeovil on college days (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). The coach leaves Colfox at 8.50am and drives directly to Yeovil. The returning bus leaves Yeovil at 4.55pm. The bus is Wi-Fi enabled.
Students will be required to pay for the use of this dedicated Yeovil College service.
3 Day Pass (Level 2 and 3 learners) = £340 (2 instalments of £170)
2 Day pass (Level 1) = £230 (2 instalments of £115)
Some students who are eligible for a post-16 bursary will be able to use this to fund the transport costs.
Sir John Colfox Academy: Mr Farrow ([email protected])
Beaminster School: Mr See (01308 862633 / [email protected] )
Yeovil College: Steve Battersby (01935 845325 / [email protected]