Coronavirus Updates

26th March 2020, 08:15

Due to latest instruction from government alongside the small number of students who came into college this week, we have decided to close the college’s face to face provision early for Easter. The college will not be open next week and we will review what will need to be place from 20th April onwards. We will keep you informed and we continue to be available for support

Suffolk New College


Bursaries & Free College Meals.

We are paying bursaries during term time as usual along with an amount to cover free college meals for those who receive them. These will be paid directly into the usual bank account.

Virtual Learning & Working.

We have moved to a virtual learning and working environment so visitors will not be able to go to any of our sites.

If you need to speak to someone at the college please contact us through our online contact form and we will make arrangements for an appropriate person to contact you.

Links to online services and resources as well as parent & student guides to online learning can be found here

September 2020 Enrolment.

We have taken the decision to suspend our academic course entry requirements for our FE courses starting in September 2020.

This decision has been made to ensure that students who were due to take their GCSE’s this summer will not be disadvantaged in any way and have the opportunity to progress into further education.

We are asking all potential applicants to continue to apply for their chosen subject and course at their original level with the extra reassurance that when they come in to enrol and then start at College in September, we will make sure they are on an appropriate programme.

We hope that by doing this will relieve any worries or concerns our potential applicants may have about taking that next step towards higher education or employment.

We’d like to also clarify that although we have moved to a virtual working environment, all our departments are still operational and any applications, requests and queries will be processed as normal.

Suffolk New College

Updates & Links:

- Advice for Employers & Businesses

- Functional Skills Learners & Parents Letter

- GCSE Learners & Parents Letter

- Enrolment Update

- Student & Parent Remote Working Guides Released

- March & April Taster & CAD Days are cancelled

- Shelley's & The Zone are now closed until after Easter

- Sports Centre Easter Activities cancelled

- Lambing Day at Suffolk Rural cancelled

Official Information

As the situation is complex and may evolve, we also recommend using the following resources to stay up-to-date with the latest advice:

Public Health England Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

For the latest information and guidance please see the official Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

If you are unwell and not able to attend College please report your absence through the normal channels outlined here.