About

Suffolk New College is a mixed, further education college located in central Ipswich.

The college offers secondary and further education courses such as vocational programmes, GCSEs and apprenticeships as well as higher education and leisure learning courses. As of 2017, the college has approximately 3,000 students enrolled and 480 staff.

The College was founded in 2009 after the then Suffolk College was split into Suffolk New College, dealing with further education, and University Campus Suffolk (now University of Suffolk), dealing with higher education courses. In August 2009 a new building costing £70 million was created for the college.  The 22,000 square metre building consists of four floors with a range of facilities surrounding a central atrium which rises to three storeys.

Suffolk New College Sports Centre was built more recently and includes facilities such as a four court badminton sports hall and two multi-purpose rooms available for public use.

The college Principal is Viv Gillespie.

 

The rest of your life starts here

With top quality teaching staff and facilities, we'll help you prepare for academic and career success with an integrated programme of study and training.

Whether you want to study full time, part-time or as an apprentice, we've got a course to suit you. What's more, you'll find getting to our central Ipswich campus really easy. We're within walking distance of the railway station and we're on several major bus routes. Our close location and links to University of Suffolk and major local employers also benefit our students.


Take a 360° virtual tour of the College.

Browsing through our website is the beginning of an amazing journey. We've outlined more than 100 study options, ranging from art and design to travel and tourism - simply get in touch to find out more.

Facilities include a range of classrooms, studios, workshops and other learning and support spaces. Workshops include construction, motor vehicle, fabrication & welding and electrical workshops. A fine dining restaurant and a bakery are run by students on catering courses. The restaurant, Shelley's, is open to the public. Also available in the Atrium for food are Made and The Place to Eat.

But we also want you to enjoy a rich and varied experience with us. We have a dedicated Students' Union and offer an array of sports, societies and social events.