Havant College

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Havant Sixth Form College
Havant College(Logo).png
Established 1974
Type Sixth Form College
Principal Mike Gaston
Location New Road
England England, UK
50°51′28″N 0°59′15″W / 50.857749°N 0.987435°W / 50.857749; -0.987435Coordinates: 50°51′28″N 0°59′15″W / 50.857749°N 0.987435°W / 50.857749; -0.987435
Local authority South East England LSC (although in Hampshire LEA)
DfE URN 130702 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,100
Gender Co-educational
Ages 16–19
Former name Havant Grammar School
Website www.havant.ac.uk

Havant College is a large sixth form college located near the centre of Havant, in south-east Hampshire.


Havant Sixth Form College currently has approximately 1100 full-time students, recruited from a 30-mile radius.


The current site was originally occupied by Havant Grammar School that moved here from Middle Park Way, Havant where it shared accommodation with the then Broomfield Secondary School (now Park Community School[1]). However, with the institution of the comprehensive school system, the Grammar School ceased to exist and became a sixth form college in 1974.

Havant Sixth Form College was last inspected in May 2011, at that inspection, overall effectiveness, outcomes for learners, leadership and management and capacity to improve were judged to be satisfactory. The quality of provision, including teaching and learning, was judged to be good. [2] In the Ofsted monitoring visit of January 2012, the College was judged to be making 'reasonable progress' in all aspects of its provision.

In March 2013, the College was reinspected and judged to be good with outstanding features. Teaching, learning and assessment were reported to be consistently at least good and with some outstanding practice, particularly in media.[3]

More recently, in June 2013, a £3 million school of business was added to the campus.


The College had eight state-of-the-art science labs and approximately one PC to every student. There are two main social areas (the Refectory and the Terrace Bar) and the library offers study desks. Students may purchase food from the Refectory,[4] the college VLE website, which runs on the Open Source software "Moodle", contains academic resources and news.[5]

The Havant College Student Union[6] at one time organised a number of social events for students such as Battle of the Bands, Summer and Christmas Balls, and an annual Freshers Party, but none of these events have occurred in years.

School of Business[edit]

Havant Sixth Form College opened the William Archibald School of Business in July 2013, the new building will house the teaching of A Level Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and Law, providing state-of-the-art teaching facilities for the College’s top performing A Level subjects. The new facility has been dedicated to William Archibald, a long serving member of the College’s Corporation and former Managing Director at De La Rue, bank note producers, for his long standing service and commitment to the College, the building was officially opened by Andrew Ball, Corporate Communications Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars who delivered an inspirational address expressing the importance of young people’s future in the business market.[7]


The college has extensive sports facilities, with its all-weather floodlit pitch being used for international hockey matches since the 1980s.

The College currently has 6/7 Sports Academies. Recent sporting successes for the College include the Rugby team winning the Hampshire Schools RFU Bowl Competition and the Hampshire 7's Bowl, the Boys Football team winning the South East Region Shield and the Girls Basketball team winning the South East Regional Plate.

Exam results[edit]

In 2008, 10 students won places at Oxbridge Universities and 80% of students normally proceed to higher education. [8]

A Level results[edit]

In 2013, a 98% pass rate was recorded with some 80% of students achieving the challenging A* to C grades at A Level. 50% of students achieved the toughest high A*-B grades. 80% of students who progressed to Higher Education secured their place at their first choice university, with over 20% progressing to Russell Group Universities. [9]


Recent trips that have taken place at the College include New York City, Washington DC, The Gambia, Sorrento and CERN, Geneva, as well as a recent trip to China.[10] The College also offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Sports Leaders qualifications.


The College offers free bus services to students who live in the following areas:

• Chichester and Bognor Regis • Liphook and Petersfield • Fareham and Portchester


  1. ^ "A History of Havant". www.localhistories.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/files/2207083/urn/130702.pdf
  4. ^ "Life at HSDC - Havant & South Downs College - HSDC". havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "HSDC VLE: Login to the site". vle.havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Student Union - Havant & South Downs College - HSDC". hsdc.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "New Business School for Havant Sixth Form College". havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Teaching excellence - Havant & South Downs College - HSDC". havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Results 2013". havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Havant Sixth Form College Trips and Travel". havant.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 

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