West Suffolk College


WHO we are

West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

We have a wonderful range of courses, facilities, tutors and opportunities to build an excellent foundation for a career or go onto Higher Education.

As a partner College of the University of Suffolk, we offer more than 40 foundation and honours degrees at the College across a wide range of subjects.

We have forged valuable links with business and industries across all fields to make sure students develop skills that will increase their employability.


WHAT we do

The college is a collaboration between the West Suffolk College sponsored Suffolk Academies Trust – which includes Suffolk One in Ipswich and local upper schools including King Edward VI School and Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

The college aims to replicate the success of Suffolk One, an outstanding sixth form college, and will offer more than 40 A-Level courses to 16-19 year olds from across the whole of West Suffolk. Curriculums will be timetabled to allow students to study high level specialist vocational qualifications at West Suffolk College alongside their A Levels if appropriate.

WHY We Care- Our objectives

We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students. Our ethos is to put our learners’ success at the heart of everything we do. That means we will do everything we can to help our students succeed and be the best they can be.

We believe in engaging with our students as young adults in a supportive and encouraging environment and we aim to give the best opportunity to develop, grow and become passionately involved in their own education.


West Suffolk College Student Designs RLCP Logo

An art student at West Suffolk College has come up with a winning logo design for the River Lark Catchment Partnership and it’s helped him get a place at University.

Callan Norton, 18, from Bury St Edmunds, is taking a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, specialising in graphic design, he said he was: “very proud and thrilled” to have his design chosen.

“It’s nice to get my work out there.” He had taken the logo design with him to a university interview and has now been offered a place to study graphic design at Norwich University of the Arts.

The River Lark Catchment Partnership (RLCP) covers the river itself and surrounding land from Bury St Edmunds onto Mildenhall and the Cambridgeshire border, joining the Great Ouse at Prickwillow and is made up of organisations and individuals who work together dealing with environmental challenges facing the River Lark.

Callan’s design, which is based on a water droplet, will be used on the Partnership’s correspondence, newsletters, leaflets and publicity.  He was presented with a £50 Amazon voucher by Claire Dickson, Area Rights of Way Officer for Suffolk County Council and a member of the Partnership.