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What makes Rockley College so unique? One thing is definitely our beach-side campus - one of three amazing teaching locations! All our sixth form courses are based at our Rockley Point centre in Poole. As a working watersports centre, sixth form with us feels different to a traditional school environment. With excellent facilities and equipment, your new college and playground is on the beach. On top of that, we have two further Dorset-based centres where students get the opportunity to study, complete work experience or have the opportunity to work at, on completion of their course.

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Rockley Point - Our original centre

Founded in 1976, this is where you will spend most of your time! Based in beautiful Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural harbour, the centre uses some of the UK’s safest and most idyllic sailing waters.

Rockley Point is where you will undertake your classroom and theory lessons as well as gaining all your practical water-based qualifications.

Buddens Activity Centre - Our land-based centre

Buddens lies in the heart of the historic and beautiful Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast. Boasting 96 acres of natural countryside, heathland, woodland and plantation. At Buddens, you will develop skills in a range of land-based activities.

Poole Park - Our lakeside centre

Rockley at Poole Park is based in a purpose-built boathouse and restaurant at the lake of Poole Park. Students get the opportunity to develop their new skills here and experience working alongside our staff for several events we run here throughout their course.

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We catch up with former college students; Katia, Alfie and Ro

We catch up with former college students; Katia, Alfie and Ro

A few weeks ago, Katia contacted us to share with us what she has been up to since graduating from Rockley College in 2020. Together with Alfie and Ro, they have been...

Rockley has partnered with the Jurassic Coast Trust

Rockley has partnered with the Jurassic Coast Trust

We are very excited to announce that Rockley has partnered with the Jurassic Coast Trust – an organisation that passionately celebrates our wonderful 95-mile long...

Our New French Activity Centre - Bombannes >

We are very excited not only to be offering adventurous trips to France again in 2023, but also to be welcoming schools and groups to our new French activity centre - Bombannes. Partnering with UCPA to help run a whole range of exciting water and land-based activities, and set in a truly unique location, Bombannes is the perfect location for your young people to immerse themselves in the great outdoors and enjoy a residential trip abroad.

DMB Tourism Awards - Silver for Team of the Year >

We are very excited to have been awarded Silver in the 'Team of the Year' category at the DMB Tourism Awards last week.

We're making waves!




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