Safe, comfortable and well maintained, our student accommodation provides a welcoming home from home to support your learning.
Click here to view our 2022-23 Student Accommodation Guide
Life in Residence at Easton College
The main purpose of our Student Accommodation is to remove any barriers for those wishing to study on a specialist provision, primarily Land-based courses. Priority is currently given to those students on a Land based course.
We pride ourselves on the openness, friendliness and key values we instil in residence. We understand how important it is to feel safe and comfortable and we make you our priority. Moving from home is a big deal at any age, the foundations of our networks and friendly team will ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably. Just a few minutes walk from the classroom, field or farm you will be best placed to live and learn to the best of your potential while staying with us.
We're officially 'Good'!
We're really please to say that the latest independent inspection from Ofsted in June 2021 has given Easton College a Good rating for the experiences and progress of our students in residential accommodation. The overall rating of Good highlights the fact that our students in residential accommodation get real benefits from living on campus. The report says:
Young people are positive about their experiences at this college. They feel that the staff care about them and know them well. Young people said that they are well looked after and that the staff understand them and know their interests. Young people have a sense of pride about being a residential student."
You can find out more here or visit the Ofsted website to read the report.
Accommodation for Further Education students is spilt across 3 blocks; ‘Hudson’ (40 Rooms), ‘Alston’ (40 Rooms) and ‘Rayns’ (20 Rooms) of single study bedrooms, with shared toilet/bathroom facilities.
Accommodation for Higher Education Students is based in ‘Bradley Hall’ (20 Rooms) of single study En-Suite bedrooms on a self-catering basis
Easton College provides residence for students with barriers such as travel to and from campus or individual needs requiring them to live on campus. All students are accommodated across the three ‘Blocks’ depending on age and gender with under 18 students living in separate accommodation to over 18 residents.
Applications for Halls of Residence is a separate application found through the college website and students who have received an offer of study for their course does not guarantee a place in Halls of Residence. A £200 room damage deposit is paid on completion of application, this does not guarantee accommodation.
Easton College is not linked with any local accommodation facilities and does not promote any facilities off campus. Students who rent locally do so under their own research purposes and are not controlled or look after by Easton College.
Easton College allocates living accommodation to students on a ‘Postcode basis’ this refers to students who live the furthest distance away will be given priority over students who live within a 15-mile radius of the college. While we accept applications from students studying on all course levels, priority is given to students studying on a Level 2 or Level 3 course whose needs meet the criteria to enable safe semi-independent living on Easton Campus.
Terms and Conditions of Applications: (In no particular order)
- Room priority is for students who are enrolled on or meet the criteria of a Level 2 or Level 3 course.
- Not living on a direct bus route
- Returning residential students
- Students are classed as under 18 if their 18th birthday falls during the academic year after the first move-in day during the first weekend of September
- Admission is based on applicants' individual support needs.
- Students aged 16-18 are given priority
- Students found to give false information on their application will have the application removed and deposit fully refunded.
Students who decide to live on campus and turn 18 years old after the initial move-in date, will be looked after as an under 18 for the entirety of the academic year. This means students will follow the policies and procedures set out for students under the age of 18.
The college, where possible, will make reasonable adjustments and take measures to meet the needs of the students. The college cannot guarantee that the facilities available will effectively support those with significant medical needs or other specific requirements.
We can help with some residential costs depending on your circumstances (figures are for 2020-21 academic year).
The residential bursary fund is for 16 to18 year olds who are studying on full time land-based courses and helps towards the cost of your on-site accommodation.
The land based course must not available locally to your home and/or you must be required to attend at unsociable hours on a regular basis.
If your household income is less than £27,000, we can help with 100% of the residential cost, if £27,001 to £35,000 we can help with 75% of the cost.
Residential Access Funding
This is only available in exceptional cases to support students who are 19 or over studying a further education course. You need to live away from home because you cannot access your chosen course/specialist provision locally, or you need to access specialist provision which involves a residential element. You will need to be on a government-funded or advanced learner loan funded course.
Help towards the cost of rented accommodation may be available for students who live more than reasonable daily travelling distance from their campus. We define this as having a return journey of over 3 hours travelling time or living over 40 miles away. Please apply via our online bursary application and include details of your request in the text box at the end of the form.
Help available: Up to £4,000 per year or pro rata where students qualify for the bursary (students with an income of under £22,000 pa if single or under £30,000 pa if you have a partner).
Extra support may also be available towards travel, equipment and free meals.
More details on accommodation bursaries and extra support are available here