Selby College

Abbot's Road, Selby, YO8 8AT

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About us

We offer a wide range of A Level, Vocational, Apprenticeship, Higher Education and Adult Learning courses delivered full and part-time.

At Selby College, we help our students to have, and to achieve, the highest aspirations possible, whatever their study route. The high-quality of our provision and the achievements of our learners are testament to this.

The College’s strengths are clear:

Academic Excellence: 99.7% pass rate for A Levels in 2019 at our Selby College Sixth Form.

Great progression: 93% of Selby College students progressed to their university of choice, into work, an Apprenticeship or a higher level further education course last year.

A strong team of lecturers and support staff who successfully challenge our students to achieve their best, while still offering caring pastoral support.

Our stunning campus: modern, spacious and safe.

Good support on student transport: competitive bus fare packages and ample parking on site for students with their own cars.

We offer all our students excellent careers advice, coaching and support with UCAS.

Please come and see for yourselves why Selby College should be your first choice.

Selby College is situated in a leafy semi-rural market town located at the southern tip of North Yorkshire and currently employs approximately 250 permanent and temporary teaching and support staff. Since the College first opened its doors in 1984, it has gone from strength to strength, continuing to support the education and training needs of the town and the surrounding district, as well as into East Yorkshire and the Humber.

There are approximately 1,200 full-time 16-18 year-olds, 240 Higher Education students, 540 Apprentices and 1,260 Adult Learners on study programmes with Selby College.

The College’s £35 million campus was completed in 2010 after a comprehensive building programme. A £1.4m extension and refurbishment to the college’s Aspiration Building was formally opened in June 2017.

In December 2017, Ofsted graded the College as ‘Grade 2/ Good’ across all seven areas; Effectiveness of leadership & management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour & welfare; Outcomes for learners; 16-19 study programmes; Adult learning programmes and Apprenticeships.

After successfully holding the Matrix Standard since 2004, Selby College has recently been successful in its reaccreditation. The College has maintained its high standards of information, advice and guidance through continual improvement and monitoring focusing on clear leadership and direction across the whole organisation. Support enables both potential and current Selby College students to realise their desired learning, work, career and life goals.

Student support

The Student Services team can answer all your questions about courses and admissions, financial advice, Bursary and Learner Support Fund, transport and bus passes, free meals, attendance, timetables, counselling, careers appointments and a wide range of other issues too.

Guidance and Support Tutors (GSTs)

All full-time students have a named Guidance and Support Tutor (GST) who will be the first point of contact for both students and parents for help and advice. As well as taking regular group and 1:1 personal development sessions, your GST will monitor your progress and attendance and set targets through action planning.

They also help with careers advice, CV writing, job and Higher Education applications, as well as any problems, and personal or social issues.

Selby College is committed to working with all students to identify and meet their learning needs and goals.

Additional Learning Support

Selby College is committed to working with all students to identify and meet their learning needs and goals. Additional Learning Support helps students at all levels and is provided by the Additional Learning Support Team.

This could include:

Study Skills

Exam Preparation

Revision Techniques

Assignment Skills

Support for Literacy, Numeracy or English as a Second Language (ESOL)

If you have a learning difficulty or disability your tutor will work on special strategies and techniques that meet your needs, such as time management and organisational skills.

We can also provide specialist equipment if you need it.

Please contact Student Services for more information on 01757 211040 or email:

What makes us different?

We are proud to have some of the best facilities and teaching and support staff at Selby College.

Our culture is one of high expectations, helping to ensure all students are focused on achieving their goals, whether it is to go to the university of their choice to find the career they want, or to progress to other learning options, including Higher Education courses offered here at Selby College.

Every year, students at Selby College gain places at some of Britain’s best universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The College has a very successful Gifted & Talented ‘Horizon’ Programme designed to help learners achieve top university places. We also choose our range of A Levels wisely, to ensure they are in subjects which Russell Group universities want. We have a state-of-the-art campus that is second to none locally, packed full of the latest technology that will help you with your studies, preparing you for university and your eventual career.

You certainly won’t be alone choosing Selby College Sixth Form. Each year we attract students from across the area, so it’s a great opportunity for you to make new friends.

The most important thing for you to do now is to look at which course you would like to study, then come to one of our Open Events.

We will have staff and students available to talk to you in more depth about your course choice and how we can progress your application, so you can secure your place.

In the meantime, if you need any more information, please call Student Services Tel 01757 211040 or email, send us a message via Facebook or Twitter or see our website for more information on our range of courses.

I look forward to welcoming you to Selby College in September.

Phil Sayles,

Principal and Chief Executive


We have extensive transport links that ensure you can travel easily to college and back home.

As well as using Arriva bus services and contract buses for our students, we also offer minibus services to help those students from outlying areas which are not on a regular bus route, to come to College.

If you cannot see the service which is suitable for you on the map in our prospectus, contact Student Services for advice Tel 01757 211040 or email, as we are always looking at introducing new routes.

Once you have applied to Selby College, we will send you details of how to get a bus pass, where your nearest pick up point is and answer any questions you may have. You may be eligible for financial support which can help cover the cost of your travel to and from College.

Additional information

At Selby College we realise that your education is more than just studying, it’s also about making new friends and having new experiences. That’s why we go to great lengths to combine quality learning and success with a wide variety of enrichment activities.

Trips & Travels

We organise a wide range of days out and trips to places such as Flamingo Land, Castle Howard, London, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Dalby Forest, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Theatre, to name a few…

Last year our students went out on more than 150 trips and excursions!

Students also have the opportunity to take part in a number of trips abroad - recent trips have included France, Germany, Iceland and New York!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Students can take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at Gold and Silver level. This is a great opportunity to try something new or choose activities you know you enjoy – either way, you’ll gain skills, make friends and achieve an Award that’ll set you up for life.

Student Union/ Student Council

We have had an active Student Union for many years – which has met regularly to discuss College issues and to represent the student body on a number of committees. It has also arranged a number of activities and events for students. This year we are starting a new Student Council where each curriculum area of the College will be represented, which will be a great opportunity to get involved in College matters!

Clubs & Societies

We offer a range of clubs and societies you can take part in – and if there isn’t one you like, why not start a new one!?


Don’t forget we have a fully equipped gym, hair salon and a spa!

Sport at Selby College

If you’re into sport, we have lots of opportunities here at Selby College...


For the past two years Selby College has been working in partnership with Hull FC Foundation. All Selby College learners will have the opportunity to train and play Rugby League for a Selby College team in the Yorkshire 2 League 13-a-side competition.


Weekly training sessions and match day

Weekly Touch Rugby sessions and tournaments for men and women

Selby College Sports students have unique access to the Hull FC Training ground for 'masterclass' sessions from coaching, Sports Science (Strength & Conditioning) and physio staff

The opportunity to observe First Team training and Super-League matches at the KCOM Stadium

Work Placement opportunities to help students take the next step in their dream career


The Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC) gives a platform to those players who have previously been involved with professional clubs, as well as those who have yet to be given the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. With links to local professional and semi-professional clubs, students will have the opportunity to play at the highest level. Training is incorporated into the study programme each week. Additionally, Sports Science support is provided alongside the pitch-based sessions. This includes technical, tactical and strength and conditioning coaching for all players. Massage and rehabilitation is also available to those involved in the FDC.

The Men’s First Football Team and former league champions play in the AoC Yorkshire & Humber Men’s League and have represented the area at the National Championships. The Second Team were Runners-Up in their Regional AoC League in 2019. The Women’s Team have played weekly fixtures in the ECFA Yorkshire and Humber League (West League).


The College Netball team compete in the AoC Yorkshire & Humber Netball West League. Training is incorporated into the study programme each week, with a focus on technical and tactical elements of the game.

Other Sports

Other teams and clubs are available including Basketball, Dodgeball, Indoor Cricket, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

These are available during lunch and some compete in AoC League matches every Wednesday afternoon. You don’t need to be on a Sport course to take part, so come and join in! We also have Zorb Football!

Annual Sports Awards

Every summer the Sports department celebrates the successes of its Sports teams and individual students at the Sports Awards, which this year were held at Selby Rugby Club.

Sports staff and students took part in a Q&A session with players Chris Green and Joe Westerman from the College’s Rugby League partners Hull FC and enjoyed a formal three-course meal before the presentation of the Awards.

Recent Sporting highlights throughout the year have included student Sophie Dales’ Young Volunteer Award at the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards, a number of trips and visits including the Sport European Football Tour which saw 28 Sport students visit PSV Eindhoven FC for coached sessions, as well as the department’s male Futsal team reaching the FA People’s Cup final at St George’s Park. The department also organised a Colour Run in partnership with AoC Sport in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support to encourage more women to take part and enjoy sport.

Please contact the Sport Development Officer on Tel 01757 211025 or email for more information about joining a team or to enquire about coaching dates.