Sparsholt College

Who we are

Sparsholt College Hampshire has been established for over 100 years, so has very wide expertise and experience in the land-based sector. Over the years, the breadth and diversity of the subjects have widened, student numbers have grown significantly and the College has evolved into one of the largest land-based colleges in the country. In addition, Sparsholt College Hampshire merged with Andover College in August 2007, providing students and the regional community with an even greater range of subjects.

What we do

Our mission is to inspire learners to recognise and achieve their full potential  This mission is supported by our Beliefs and Values which are:Excellence, Passion, Team Work, Integrity, Innovation, Sustainability, Valuing Others and Supportiveness.

The range of opportunities at Sparsholt remains very extensive. We have excellent resources and facilities which support learning and study. There have been significant investments in building and facilities in recent years.  A recent Ofsted report which rated the College as “outstanding” for its standard of care for under 18s indicates that the College is successful in creating a safe community where there is a culture of respect and that there is excellent provision for ensuring students’ welfare is safeguarded. In addition, students feel they have a ‘voice’ and are able to influence matters affecting them and parents commented positively about communication with the College. The College also prepares students extremely well for moving into employment or onto higher education and there is a clear commitment to providing equal opportunities, to tackling discrimination of all forms and to promoting diversity.

The reputation of Higher Education at the College is very high and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) confirmed this when they last conducted a full assessment at the College. During the most recent full assessment, all programmes were judged as 'commendable' in all respects. The QAA also judged that the specialist training facilities at the College were of a high standard.

How to find out more

For comprehensive information on the College, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the College, click on the email link.

Sparsholt College
Westley Lane
SO21 2NF

Contact name:
Tim Jackson
Tel:01962 776441
Fax:01962 776587

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