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After completing their A levels, the overwhelming majority of Collingham students move on to university study.  We are particularly proud of our record of securing them places at universities of excellence.


I would never have got 100/100 without your teaching.  Also due to my good results Manchester has decided to offer me an Academic scholarship!



We had great pleasure yesterday in dropping our daughter off at Sussex University which, as you know, was her first choice.  We will miss her very much but hope that she will thrive as much there as she did with you all at Collingham.



We wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your staff for the tremendous efforts you have all made on our son’s behalf.  You were so supportive and encouraging from the outset. We have both been delighted with the effort and dedication made by his tutors.  Collingham has definitely made a considerable difference to the life that our son can look forward to as he now embarks on his university studies pursuing his passion for History and Archaeology.

We are of course incredibly grateful to everyone and believe his success is down to their professionalism and dedication as teachers and tutors and would ask you please to pass on our personal thanks to each and every one.  We wish Collingham every success for the future.



I just wanted to thank you for all you did for my son.  Both he and I are thrilled.

I was very impressed by Collingham, the excellent quality of the teaching and the confidence it instilled in him. I think he will look back on his time with you with happiness.



"I just wanted to let you know how I'm getting on at Exeter university - I'm having a wonderful time! I've been busy these last couple of weeks with the singers and symphony orchestra societies, both of which put on a fun and challenging Christmas concert. I'm also really enjoying the theology course. I’m learning about so many different things and am already beginning to think about more precise areas that I may want to study further in the future. I'm very much looking forward to next term's exciting modules.

"Also, I think you will be pleased to know that I recently received a scholarship due to my A-level results!

"Another society I've joined is the charity organisation Raise and Give - I've signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity Hope For Children.  Please do donate here."



I am quickly emailing all the people who have helped our daughter this year and have made her Collingham time something to remember. I can't explain to you how marvellous an experience it has been for her but it has been somewhat life-changing in terms of independence, confidence and resilience.  All the staff have been equally professional and welcoming. We are very grateful to everyone for challenging her and having high expectations.



"It would be so lovely to see everyone soon, I do miss Collingham a lot!"



Our daughter had help from applying to Cambridge to just sorting out her complicated schedule and exam organisation. She enjoyed her time at Collingham very much. Everyone was very helpful. Thanks to Collingham support, she was able to realise her very ambitious goal of getting the grades required to go to Cambridge.  She is settling in very well, has many friends and loves the academic work, the music and everything about St John's College.

Parents, December 2015

...thank you for everything, you have truly been the only teacher who not only has made me understand economics but made me love the subject as well, and made it my favourite subject.

A Level student, August 2015


It's always good to hear from parents:

I just wanted to thank you both for your support of our daughter since she joined the College.  She has made tremendous academic progress.


Our son has really enjoyed his year with you all and it's been amazing to see his confidence come back! Something I thought I would never see again.  In particular he has loved physics and this is simply down to your effective teaching! Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration.


... just a quick thank you for all you've done for our son! he has been supported and encouraged by all who inspired him to push that little further?!



Post results day 2014:  emails from parents

We just wanted to thank you and the whole team at Collingham.  Our son could not have achieved his results without you and we are very grateful to all of you.
He is now off to the University of Bath and looking forward to it.

A2 Parents, 2014

May I say how delighted we were with the results our son gained at A Level which are a credit to you and your staff.  The work that the teachers devoted to getting him across the line and into his first choice university is hugely appreciated.
It goes without saying that we would commend Collingham without reservation to those considering a private tutorial college for their children.

A2 Parents, 2014

I wanted to express how grateful we are for the welcome and teaching you and all your colleagues offered to our daughter.  She achieved so much under the guidance of the school and we are all enormously grateful and impressed.


I have spoken very highly of Collingham to several head teacher friends of mine including the head of a school just around the corner from you where I am a governor.  The lengths to which you have gone to support our son are nothing short of astonishing and I am very grateful to you for that.


We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your expert guidance, support and teaching.  We have been thrilled by our son's results and are so pleased that, with your help, he is off to Durham University in a few weeks' time.


I am so happy to be going to Edinburgh. Thank you so much for all the help you provided while I was at Collingham!



From the end of term:

I no doubt that the support given to our daughter with her UCAS application and personal statement helped secure the unconditional offer at Sussex.


Thank you so much for believing in our son's potential. He is loving Collingham which is all credit to you and the staff.


.... and thanks for everything. We are so happy with Collingham. Our son has learned so much this year. We could not be happier with the teaching or the pastoral care.


Thanks so much for sending me this.  I must say that in terms of our son's general development, Collingham has been brilliant for him.  He really respects his tutor's rather unique mix of discipline and kindness which has worked wonders for him.


Thank you so much for all the support, guidance, tolerance and help you have provided to our daughter whilst she was at Collingham.  I am so delighted that her results have enabled her to move on to her first choice university.   Our daughter’s results - an A* in History of Art, A in French and A in Philosophy - are a tremendous triumph and I must thank you very much for all the trouble you have taken.  I think she should be very proud of the fact that she achieved 100% in one of her philosophy AS-level papers. She also has As in all 4 AS levels.  I know our daughter is very, very pleased.
I have no words to congratulate you and your staff for the excellent job done on our son’s results, so I say only:   THANK YOU !


Thank you also to our students and parents for the following comments:

Thank you so much for your patient and prudent superintendence. It is with relish that I anticipate the continuation of my studies in London, and with gratitude that I acknowledge your instrumentality in that progression.


Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement you gave our daughter during her time at Collingham.  She thoroughly enjoyed her year and we were delighted with her results.  The world is her oyster – thank you for your part in that.


At every step along the way I have found Collingham to be supportive and practical with a strong work ethic, and an exam focus that has especially helped me in a career path.


The benefit of small classes and the focused instruction is a much sought after ideal.  In our son, you recognized a person with great potential and intelligence who had consistently underachieved.  His results are a credit to your judgment and to the teaching qualities within Collingham.



Here are a few comments from students who recently attended our Easter Revision courses:

I definitely found my course useful and my teacher to be very delightful

[GCSE English Literature]

Very good note-taking, good detail, clear explanations

[Politics A2]

Very good overview of course

[Philosophy & Ethics]

The course was extremely helpful and helped me to understand the plays in a lot more detail.  The low student:teacher ratio meant that my specific problem areas were addressed

[Classical Civilisations]


Previous feedback from parents and students:

[Collingham] accepted our daughter and she flourished. They said: “She’s very clever and she should try for Oxford — for Balliol, because they like eccentrics.” We thought: “Are we putting too much on her?” When her results came out, she called us and said: “I’ve got As.” We burst into tears. She was into Balliol.

Ann Leslie, Journalist, Sunday Times, January 2010

I have been accepted into the university of my choice and I know that I would have never been able to come this far without your help and support ... I thank you from the bottom of my heart

(Collingham Sixth Form Leaver, 2010)

... you challenged me to push myself further ...

(Collingham Sixth Form Leaver, 2010)

Thank you very much for your wonderful teaching :)

(Collingham Sixth Form Leaver, 2010)

Thank you soooo much for all the help you have given me over the past month! I really appreciate it!

(Collingham Re-taker, 2010)

... inspirational teaching ... you've made so much possible.

(Collingham Sixth Form Parent, 2010)

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