Uxbridge College

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Uxbridge College
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Motto Achieve To Succeed
Established 1965
Type Further Education
Principal Laraine Smith OBE
Chairman of the Governors Maud Tyler
Location Park Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 1NQ
England England Coordinates: 51°32′58″N 0°28′09″W / 51.5495°N 0.4692°W / 51.5495; -0.4692
Local authority Hillingdon
DfE URN 130446 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–no upper age limit
Website www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

Uxbridge College (formerly Uxbridge Technical College) is a general further education college in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It has two campuses, in Uxbridge and in Hayes.

Facilities[edit]

The Hayes campus building

Uxbridge College has spent heavily on its buildings, facilities and IT systems, spending £38m over the last 12 years. Facilities include the £5m Mall and teaching centre completed in September 2006, the £6.3m Technical Institute, its professional-level hair and beauty salons, and training kitchens.

On the Uxbridge campus the Mall offers conference and classroom facilities alongside a coffee and relaxation area. It also houses student and learning support services and includes private offices for confidential meetings.

The Hayes Community Campus offers purpose-built facilities including professional level hair and beauty salons, a theatre for dance and drama performances, a nursery and a multi-gym.

The London Borough of Hillingdon has refurbished Uxbridge Lido which is now incorporated into a brand new sport and leisure centre with a 50m indoor swimming pool adjacent to Uxbridge College and Hillingdon Athletics Stadium called the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex.[1]

In 2010, Laraine Smith, principal of the college, was awarded an OBE for her services to further education.[2]

In 2011, Uxbridge College launched a new sports department which includes a brand new gymnasium, a £6m sports hall, lounge area and two new 5-a-side football pitches with third generation turf and tarmac.[3]

Ranking 2005-6[edit]

In London, Uxbridge College came top in figures from the Learning and Skills Council beating the capital's 38 other further education providers.[citation needed]

Review 2008[edit]

Following a one-week visit in May, inspectors from the government's education inspection body Ofsted gave the college the highest possible accolade for its standards, 'outstanding'.[4]

Educational and learning partnerships[edit]

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