Learn GCSE English at brand new evening classes

In response to the increased need for a GCSE pass in English and Maths, Kingston Maurward College has introduced an evening class in English. If you currently do not have a C-grade pass in the subject these classes will be free. Kingston Maurward College Head of English, Kay Davies, said: ‘Many of us are aware of under-18s needing to retake these subjects if they don’t get them first time round. What adults often don’t realise is not having a C grade


Kingston Maurward College proudly receives brand new fleet of tractors

Kingston Maurward College is delighted to have taken delivery of agricultural machinery and equipment worth over £350,000 as part of its brand new Agri-tech developments on the campus including a purpose built Agri-tech centre – co-funded by the College and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) - which will be launched on Friday 10th June. The prestigious John Deere equipment from Dorchester’s Smart Agricultural Services includes nine tractors, GPS tractor, plough, sprayer and variable rate drill – bringing Kingston Maurward College


Plaque unveiled in commemoration of craftsman and benefactor

A plaque has been unveiled at Kingston Maurward College to commemorate the generous donation of woodworking equipment in memory of local man Colin Grove. The large scale equipment comprises a Felder combination woodworking machine, Felder fully ducted fume/dust extraction system, and a Felder industrial band saw system. Colin, a structural engineer by trade and talented woodworker, bought the equipment to craft a new kitchen when he and his wife, Janet, restored their eighteenth century manor house in Weymouth. Janet decided to donate the


Proud Apprentices Pick up Prizes at Presentation Ceremony

This year’s Apprenticeship Awards Evening at Kingston Maurward College was a resounding success with broad range of Apprentices and employers attending the celebration. Guests were treated to a buffet dinner with addresses by Assistant Principal Andy Daw and Chair of Governors Jim Tirrell, followed by an introduction from MP Oliver Letwin. Apprentices received awards in a diverse range of subjects including Animal Care, Arboriculture, Equine, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture, Butchery, IT, Retail & Customer Service, and Active Leisure and Learning. The overall Apprentice of


Kingston Maurward Awarded Best National Pet Month Educational Establishment Event

Kingston Maurward College has just been named the winner of the National Pet Month’s ‘Best Educational Establishment Event for 2015’ an accolade the College has achieved for the third year running. Kingston Maurward College has celebrated National Pet Month in style as it has in recent years with its annual Animal Festival Day in the spring celebrating ‘all things animal’. Run mainly by students, hundreds of people came to take part in the fun activity-packed day last May to get advice about


Sophie’s fundraising for furry friends

The eighteen year old animal lover from Bridport felt strongly about raising funds for the charity and took it upon herself to sell cards, loom band cats and dogs, mince pies and cakes for Christmas - all handmade by Sophie and her grandmother. Active member of Student Council, Sophie, said: “Taylor’s RSPCA holds a special place in my heart as several of my family’s pets have been here, and I admire what they do, so I wanted to raise money for


Kingston Maurward – the Hub of Dorset food

In celebration of Dorset Food Week, Kingston Maurward is delighted to announce that its catering provision has returned to the fold. Following an eight year period with catering services for its commercial and student food outlets on campus being outsourced to contractors, the College has brought it back in-house. This is part of an overall strategy to develop services to help the College grow and promote continued support of local suppliers. Kingston Maurward Operations Manager for Hospitality, James Parsons, said: “Our aim


Furry Fun in the Sun at Family Fun Day!

The sun promises to shine for a brand new family fun day taking place at Kingston Maurward’s Animal Park on Sunday 9th August 10am-4pm. The family day will entertain children and adults alike with summer fun with activities and animal demonstrations in a jam packed schedule including Animal Encounters with ferrets, hawks, reptiles and cockroaches, plus animal quizzes, competitions and meet the rare breeds in the animal park. Children’s activities take place throughout the day - with egg and spoon race, sack


AGM and Freddy Fieldsend Memorial

The AGM and Memorial Presentation to Freddy Fieldsend on Friday 3 July 2015.  It was a lovely evening and we all just about managed to get home before the thunder and lightening started! Sally Thomas, Freddys daughter, joined us to carry out the 'unveiling' of a seat and planting of a tree in memory of her father.               The seat was placed in the formal gardens and the tree planted in the 'Island Plot'


Proud Prize Winners Celebrate at End of Year Ceremony

This year’s Kingston Maurward College Prize Giving Ceremony today celebrated another successful year with 728 students completing their courses, among which a record breaking 136 special awards were made. The ceremony recognises the achievements of all full-time students completing courses during the academic year, and rewards outstanding students in each subject area. During the celebrations spectators were treated to demonstrations performed by students studying Equestrian and Animal Care courses. Kingston Maurward