College and Career Events

It has been a great couple of weeks back at school and our KS4 pupils have settled back really well. Year 11’s have picked up where they left off and the year 10’s have made an excellent start to their qualification subjects.
We strongly recommend that you visit a range of colleges with your child in order to determine which provision will be best for them when they leave Dove House.
Although it may seem a long way off for year 10 pupils, it is incredibly important that they begin to look into colleges as soon as possible so that by this time next year they are ready to make a final decision. Making an informed decision with your child will also hugely help with their transition from Dove House. In our experience we have found that pupils that have visited colleges and have made a decision early on are far less anxious about leaving us than those that haven’t.
One positive to come out of the recent lockdowns is that colleges have had to create a lot of online content for prospective students. This means that most colleges now have virtual tours with teachers and students that give an excellent insight into the college. This might be a good starting point for those that have not visited any colleges as yet as it gives a bit of a taster as to what is on offer and what college life is like.
Year 11 parents/carers will need to have made a decision and their preferred college named on the EHCP at the next meetings. College applications generally need to be completed by 31st December.
If you need any support with the application process, or help in selecting an appropriate college or course then please contact the school and ask to speak with Jacky Gamble.
Paul Corry
Head of Key Stage 4
Dove House School Academy

Dove House Post 16

Andover College


Registrations are now open for Sparsholt College’s open event on Saturday 8 October 2022. These are on campus, in person events. To attend, you will need to register for an event as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt – Sparsholt College HampshireTimings for the event depend on the tour/tours booked. 

Please find a package of resources from Sparsholt college which will be very useful for any pupils considering Sparsholt as a Post-16 option when they leave Dove House. This will allow them to research different areas and courses that the college has to offer.

On the second page of the package there are links to different courses, a campus tour, tutor subject tours, college open events, careers support, the college prospectus, apprenticeships, industry work placements, 360 tours, student experience and a year 10 presentation with voiceover.  Year 10 students just need to click on what they are interested in viewing.


Upcoming open event at BCOT Saturday 20th November.
Please register on the following link –

Applicant evening on the 23rd November for pupils that have already submitted an application for a BCOT course. All BCOT applicants will need to attend an applicant evening at some point during the year. Information should have been sent out from BCOT directly to applicants about how to register for the event.

Year 10 parents and pupils, for those of you that may be considering BCOT as a college option, please have a watch of this video which covers all of the different courses that are currently available.

For those pupils who are interested in, or have applied to any of the following courses at BCOT please consider signing up to one of the ‘meet the team events’ and register using the link provided.

Meet the Team Events – 4-6pm

Come to BCoT to have a campus tour, meet your tutors and see the facilities. You can also find out about what support is available.