Principal’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to HNC. As a College our educational promise is simple: to educate, enrich and enlighten students who join our forward thinking, progressive College community.

As an institution offering a wide range of Level 3 qualifications that support students to progress to university, apprenticeships and the world of work, we understand the value and importance of academic success. However, it is our passionate belief that to succeed in life students must receive an education beyond the classroom too. This is why we are keen to hear from students who are just as passionate about their chosen subjects and wider College experience as we are, and reflect this in their commitment to making the most of life at HNC and becoming their best self.

We serve an incredibly diverse community, and it is a genuine joy to see our young people learn more about and celebrate each other’s differences. Our College reflects the diversity of the workplace, helping our young people to understand how and why respect and understanding is key. We are determined to play our part in creating a better future for all beyond our role as educators, and we are working to become a carbon neutral organisation.

At HNC we promise to develop our young people into well-rounded individuals, ready for their next steps. Please visit our enrichment page to learn more about the role our comprehensive enrichment offer plays in this.

Our young people and staff live and breathe our values and understand if they attend well, behave professionally and commit completely, this is a perfect recipe for a successful journey with us. Our promise to every student, and their parent/carer is if they uphold these values, and work hard, is that they will achieve their full potential.

Our website shares more about how we are making our vision and mission a reality. If you are a student, parent/carer or a potential member of staff who is excited about being part of a College that together makes sure every young person in our care not only achieves their potential, but leaves us with the confidence to live authentically and the courage to shape a better future, then we look forward to hearing from you.

With warmest wishes

Marcus Smith-Connor

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