Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Barton Peveril campus in Eastleigh has round 2,800 full-time students developing a broader range of skills required for prosperous progression to university or employment.
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is the seventh largest sixth form college in the UK and is part of the Wessex Group of Sixth Form Colleges.
Founded in 1904 by the local County Education Authority, Barton Peveril was meant to be just a temporary solution to meet the demands of the new railway town of Eastleigh.
A house named Barton Peveril was purchased by 1918 with the schools expansion.
Eastleigh County High School moved to former school on Desborough Road in 1932. In 1957 the school moved to its current site and returned to its original name of Barton Peveril School.
Barton Peveril has been a sixth form college since 1973.
The college had a huge £11.5 milion transformation in the early 2000's.
The new Rose Building was completed in early 2006 provides facilities for English, Media, Sport and Performing Arts.
Half a million was spent on the refurbishment of the college library in 2011 largely increasing study space and doubling the amount of computers available.
The college shares playing fields with the adjacent Alderman Quilley Secondary School. Eastleigh College is also situated on the same Chestnut Road.
More than twenty bus routes are exclusively for the college pupils and the site is situated within walking distance from Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway railway stations. There are no student parking facilities on site due to lack of space.
The college teaches mainly A levels and other level 3 courses, focusing on academic preparation for higher education. A large range of courses are offered including Level 3 OCR National in Media and A levels in Archaeology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Moving Image and Textiles.
Barton Peveril also offers part-time Adult Learning courses in the evenings or weekends.
The college encourages students to run their own groups, it runs several international trips each year and offers other extra-curricular opportunities including performing arts and various music involvements.