14-16 Provision in Havering

Our 14- 16 programme supports parents and carers with home learning by providing an aspirational and stimulating curriculum which makes learning interactive and enjoyable, leading to excellent outcomes.

Year 10 and 11 students, who are home-educated can now access our time provision of up to 15 hours per week from New City College, Havering.

Our teachers are fully qualified subject specialist teachers with significant experience of teaching 14–16-year-olds with a proven track record of delivering the curriculum within a year. There is no charge for the course and exam fees are fully covered as part of the programme of study.

The 14-16 Provision in New City College has been established in 2014, delivering highly successful programmes of study with the aim of developing, supporting and challenging young minds. The provision is replete with excellent success stories and our students consistently achieve outstanding results.

New City College is the largest college in East London and was graded as a Good Provider in 2021 by Ofsted in all areas. As part of a large college group, the programme supports students to progress to an extensive range of Post 16 programmes of study across the college group.

The 14-16 Provision is situated at our Ardleigh Green Campus in Havering with state-of-the-art facilities including a library and IT suites. The provision recruits up to 100 students each year and teaching is delivered in small groups. The small class setting allows for teachers to provide targeted support to students and maintain high levels of expectations.

Students demonstrate excellent behaviours, and we implement rigorous quality assurance procedures which maximise student outcomes as observed by Ofsted. Students have access to a range of services, including counselling and mental health services, career services and muti-faith rooms. Students also benefit from comprehensive enrichment opportunities offered both on and offsite.

Our 14-16 curriculum offer

Level One SubjectsCampus
Art & DesignArdleigh Green
Beauty Ardleigh Green
Business Ardleigh Green
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Ardleigh Green
SportArdleigh Green

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to Apply

    There are several open events held throughout the academic year. We encourage you to attend the open events where you can speak to our 14-16 Team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have. All open event details can be found on our website. As we have limited places on our programmes, we suggest you complete your expression of interest at the earliest opportunity.

    Once you have completed an expression of interest form, we will invite you and your child to visit and enrol with the college. This will involve a 2–3-hour English and Maths assessment to determine your child’s level and decide which course is the most appropriate.

  • How does the 14-16 Provision in New City college differ from a school environment?

    The Provision is based within a college and supports students to transition to adult life. It encourages independence and a more mature way of studying, and developing critical thinking skills. We are fully compliant with safeguarding legislation.

  • What days will my child come to college?

    Your child will be required to attend 3 days a week. The days will depend on their choice of course.

  • Can my child select which subjects they study from the programme?

    Yes, they can choose from a range of vocational courses. However, they will need to study English and Maths alongside their vocational course.

  • Will my child be allowed outside at lunchtime?

    Yes, 14-16 students are allowed to go off-site. However, they may choose there are lots of activities in the college that students can take part in during the break and lunchtime.

  • Where can I find course information?

    All course information will be given to you when you visit the college.

  • Will my child need to wear a uniform?

    No, students do not need to wear school uniforms, however, they need to come to college appropriately dressed.

  • Can my child apply to go straight to Year 11?

    Yes, depending on your child’s assessment, they can enrol on our year 11 programme.

  • My child is/will be in Year 9 before September, can they still enrol?

    Unfortunately, we can only enrol year 10 and year 11 students.

  • How will you safeguard my child when at college?

    We have a designated 14-16 area, where students can spend their social time. All 14-16 students are supervised and there are CCTV cameras throughout the college. In addition, all 14-16 students wear a red lanyard to make themselves easily identifiable.

  • My child has additional learning needs, how will they be supported?

    Please let the college know so that we can support your child. Your child may be referred to our SENCO who will devise an individualised support plan for your child.

  • How can I support my child?

    Encourage your child to tell you what they are learning in college and check they have completed their homework. We recommend all students read at home for at least 1 hour per day.

The college environment is vastly different from school, not least because there is a wider variety of courses to choose from. Classes are taught in specialist learning facilities, by industry-experienced teachers, and students will be expected to be more independent in their learning. The 14-16 year-old students are treated the same as any other student and will be expected to follow the same rules and procedures. It is for this reason that not every young person we meet is ready, able or willing to undertake courses at the college and where this is the case, these students will be referred back to their respective school or local authority.