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Varndean College
Surrenden Road, BN1 6WQ, UK Brighton
+44 (0)1273 508011

Welcome to Varndean College

Varndean College Brighton, England is situated on the edge of the beautiful Sussex downs overlooking the major European resort of Brighton.

The College has its base in one of the most vibrant areas of Europe, home to many innovative and creative people and this is reflected in life at Varndean.

You can take A levels 1 and 2 year, GCSEs and BTEC courses as well as extensive enrichment activities and a full range of evening classes.

Please see our Policies Section to read important documents for parents and students, including our Disability Scheme and Gender Equality Scheme.

About the college

Background Info

Mission Statement

'Varndean College will, though the quality of its provision and support for a diverse community, encourage and inspire all its students to fulfill their potential.'

Important Documents


Important Dates

College Governance




Welcome to Varndean College Adult Education

Varndean College is keenly aware that education is a lifelong experience and so offers a comprehensive adult education program. Some courses lead to a qualification whilst others are just for fun.

Just some of the things that you can do...

  • Choose from our comprehensive list of course in languages. IT, accounting, counselling, arts and crafts, fitness and leisure and a host of others.
  • Join other students on our daytime qualification courses (GCSE, A and AS Level- Many can be taken in one year) as a Mature Student. (See daytime courses for info)
  • Join Our Office and Administration Course to gain practical skills needed in today's offices.
  • Join our highly successful University Access program where no one who has ever completed the course has failed to get into University.

Application Forms

Varndean College is committed to ensuring that disabled people, including those with learning difficulties are treated fairly. All reasonable adjustment to provision will be made to ensure that disabled people are not substantially disadvantaged.


Varndean College is one of the most outstanding sixth form colleges in the country. It is located in the lively and cosmopolitan City of Brighton on a very attractive campus surrounded by playing fields and with views of the sea.

The country's Chief Inspector for Schools and Colleges has identified Varndean as a "particularly successful" college. Varndean has a high reputation for examination results and students progress to university and employment - with many of our former students now prominent in public life. Students at Varndean become involved in a wide range of enrichment opportunities in sport, music, drama and societies and there is a lively student union. Support for students is excellent whether this be from personal tutors or using important services such as welfare, careers guidance and additional support for learning, including language support.

I very much hope that you will want to join us as an international student. If so, you will benefit from what Varndean has to offer and we will benefit from your presence as you make your own contribution to the continuing success of the college.

Dr. Phillip Harland, Principal



Daytime Courses

Adult Education Courses

Access Courses

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