South Cheshire College

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South Cheshire College
South Cheshire College logo.jpg
Established 1968
Type Further Education College
Principal Jasbir Dhesi
Location Dane Bank Avenue
Coordinates: 53°05′16″N 2°27′13″W / 53.087653°N 2.453475°W / 53.087653; -2.453475
Local authority Cheshire East
DfE URN 130619 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 16+

South Cheshire College is a further education college, located in Crewe, England. The College is a single campus situated in a residential area about one mile from Crewe town centre. It also attracts students from Nantwich, Alsager, Middlewich, Sandbach, Congleton and throughout South and East Cheshire. The College also provides courses for adults at a range of centres, including high street locations in Middlewich and Congleton.[1]


South Cheshire College opened in 1966 and was officially opened by the Queen Mother in 1968. The student engineers were the first to enter the College amongst them Tom Binkley, who, up until October 2009 when he retired, went on to become an engineering lecturer at the College.[citation needed] This building was replaced by a brand new single campus building, started in 2008 and completed in 2010. The new campus is 4 stories high, but occupies a larger footprint than the original.

New building opened in September 2010

The design of the Crescent shaped atrium was driven by the requirement to retain an oak tree copse within the campus area. The atrium curves around the copse on one side and on the other, a moat separates the copse from other parts of the campus. Five buildings radiate from the Crescent site, including the Library building, the Theatre building and the other three buildings, named East, West and North, based on the general direction each one faces. These contain academic classrooms and vocational workshops.

The College offers a large number of courses and is renowned for the lectures in its engineering department.

South Cheshire College panorama – rear view of old campus

College facilities[edit]

The College offers a range of services to students, and to local residents and schools. Such examples are:



The College has received numerous awards,[2] including coming top in the 2004 Ofsted report.[3]