Accommodation for Students aged 16 or above

Students aged 16 or above at the start of the academic year have the choice to either stay with a host family or in the Student Residence – Riverside House. Riverside House offers high-quality, safe accommodation within a 15-minute walk of the college. Riverside House has 24 Hour Security on site, along with secure door entry system, and CCTV Cameras. There is also secure cycle storage, laundry facilities, onsite maintenance team, and cleaning of kitchens completed weekly. House Parents, both male & female, supervise the students at Riverside House to ensure their safety and wellbeing. There is always at least one House Parent on site throughout the day, and at least two throughout the night to respond to any issues or emergencies. Flats are divided into four, five, six and seven en-suite bedrooms. Each en-suite bedroom has the following features:

  • A ¾ size bed
  • Desk and Chair
  • Wardrobe and drawers
  • Shelves/storage space
  • En-suite bathroom comprising toilet, wash-hand basin and shower
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Room contents insurance

Each flat has a large shared kitchen and living area comprising:

  • Dining table and chairs
  • Cooker (hob and oven)
  • Microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Pots, pans, plates and cutlery
  • Sofa and coffee table
  • Widescreen television

The cost for the academic year from 1st September 2020 to July 2021 and what is included is shown in the table below. Students can stay at Riverside House during all college holiday periods except for Christmas. During this three week break students must return home.

Type of Accommodation Cost What it includes

Student Residence

(Riverside House)

£13,400 Breakfast & Lunch materials, and the students have a choice of either a prepared evening meal or they can cook their own food. High speed unlimited internet access, water, gas, electricity, cleaning of kitchen and living area, room contents insurance, House Parent support at all times.