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Why should you choose Kingston Maurward?

We are a vibrant and growing land-based college, with a beautiful and inspiring campus in Dorchester, Dorset. We specialise in providing a wide range of Full-time, Apprenticeships, Degree Level and Short courses to help you grow your career and are graded as a GOOD College by Ofsted.

We have some of the best facilities of any land-based college in the country including:

750-acre estate
5-acre lake
Animal Park
Agri-tech centre
Blacksmith forge and welding workshops
Climbing wall
Commercial Farm
Commercial Lifestyle Shop
Construction workshops
Contemporary glasshouses

Fleet of ten John Deere Tractors
Formal landscaped gardens
High ropes courses
International-sized indoor and outdoor equine arena
Learning Resources Centre
Modern laboratories
Sports pitches
Stables with 36 horses
State-of-the-art Animal Science Centre

Kingston Maurward College was given a GOOD rating by Ofsted in October 2017.

This is good because:

  • The very large majority of students and apprentices gain their qualifications
  • Students develop very good skills for employment during practical lessons, routine duties and work experience placements. They also develop very good practical skills through the use of the large college estate, commercial units and work experience placements. Apprentices develop very good practical skills through well-planned workplace training
  • The provision is good in horticulture, forestry, sport, public services, preparation for life and work and apprenticeships
  • Teachers and managers have very good links with local and regional employers which they use very effectively to support students’ practical skills development, and to ensure that the curriculum meets local and regional skills needs
  • Managers’ arrangements to keep students safe are very effective

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