It’s with great pleasure that we welcome you to Kingston Maurward College, Dorset’s College of the Countryside. If you want to work in the outdoor industries, with animals, with plants or the natural world at large, this is the place for you.

Our learners are part of a vibrant student family, enjoying fabulous facilities set in a stunningly beautiful campus. Our students frequently tell us how happy they are here and the independence they get compared to school provides them with outstanding transition to working life or university.

Practical work is core to what we do; learning is real, immediate and engaging, whether in the field or the classroom. Working with employers and our wider community, our students enjoy outstanding employment rates after completion as a result. To do this isn’t easy – we work hard; we have very high expectations of both ourselves and our learners, pushing each other to achieve the very best we can regardless of our starting point.

What is hard, however, is also what is worth doing. If you’d like to find out more about your next adventure, please visit us – we’d love to see you.

Luke Rake
Principal and Chief Executive