As a residential student, you will find living on site has many advantages – especially if this is your first time living away from home. You have the chance to live independently while still having the security of 24 hour support if you need it. We also offer a full programme of evening and weekend activities so you can meet other resident students and make new friends.

Kingston Maurward College has residential accommodation for approximately 50 students, so it is a good idea to get your application in early in order to secure your place. Priority is usually given to students who cannot reasonably travel to Kingston Maurward on a daily basis. Don’t forget we operate an extensive transport network across the county, click here for more information.

We pride ourselves on being a safe and friendly campus. Kingston Maurward College has a wardening team that live on–campus supported by a safeguarding and child protection team.  The campus has CCTV cameras for additional security. All students and staff wear lanyards for easy identification.

For further information about accommodation and an application form, please tick the box on your application form and we will discuss your requirements at interview day.

Residential Fees*

Further Education students pay £110 per week plus £37.50 per week for two meals per day (based on a 35 week academic year).

Higher Education students pay £110 per week on a self-catering provision (based on a 33 week academic year).

All students have the option to buy a top-up voucher to full board (breakfast, lunch an dinner) for an additional £25 per week.

All costs include water, electricity, heating, laundry facilities and daily cleaning of communal areas. Also included is the TV licence for the communal area television and Wifi in all rooms.

*Fees are subject to review each year

Read a copy of our Principles and Practice for Residential Provision here

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