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Welcoming you as a student September 2024

Everything you need to know about starting as a student with us.

We're so excited to welcome you as a student to Franklin in September!

Not sure what to expect? Here is everything we've got upcoming over the next few months, to help you prepare for life at Franklin.


Applicant Interviews

We are working through final interviews now and will have been in touch to make plans for this.

Please contact our Admissions Team if you would like any help or have any questions.


Preparing for Franklin

We understand that moving from school to college is a big thing, but at Franklin, we’re here for you every step of the way! 

You'll follow our step-by-step programme which will prepare you for life and studying @ Franklin. 


Y11 Taster Day - Monday 8th July

During your taster day, you’ll experience everything from using student transport, trying your chosen subjects, exploring your new college, and, of course, trying out our fantastic food! It’s a great way to explore Franklin and experience life as a student with us.

Discover our amazing facilities, specialist support and personal and professional development opportunities as we give you a true flavour of life at Franklin.

During Taster Day, you'll also receive your Studying@ Franklin Bridging Work to introduce you to the work style and content of the courses you've chosen. You're welcome to come to college and use the Bridge to carry out your Bridging Work, you'll complete this and bring it with you to your Enrolment. 

We’ll be in touch in plenty of time with further details.


Enrolment - 22nd to 28th August

Enrolment begins on GCSE results day. You’ll be invited to your enrolment appointment during the summer holidays. 

At your enrolment appointment we’ll work with you to make sure the programme you choose is perfect for you, we know how important it is to get this right, and we offer lots of support during this time. Your Study Programme supports your career aspirations for life after Franklin, so it’s important it’s achievable in line with the grades you receive. If you don’t achieve your predicted grades, don’t panic! We can work with you to offer an alternative programme to support your dream future. Don't forget to bring your completed Bridging Work along to your appointment.


Frank Fest - Monday 2nd September

Frank Fest is a great start to the academic year. It’s a friendly, fun and relaxed welcome to Franklin. Join us, and you’ll experience our street food market, live music, and lots of fun activities to get involved in. Plus, you’ll get to meet the whole family of staff and make new friends. There’ll also be opportunities to chill in quiet areas, and you’ll get to say hello to our therapy dogs. There really is something to suit everyone. This fun-filled day is part two of your transition to Franklin. 

What better way to introduce yourself to life at Franklin than a day in the sun with free food, music and activities?

During this day you'll receive your timetable for the start of term.


Start of Term - Tuesday 3rd September

Term begins with an introduction day to your study programme and life at Franklin. This allows you to get to grips with the college, your timetable, support with tech, logins, key messages, meeting your teachers and ensuring you're all set for the term ahead. It's a great day to ask any questions and make sure everything is in order. You'll also sign up for your Personal and Professional Development (PPD) activities, we have so many to choose from! 

Don't forget to also bring your Bridging Work with you on this day.

As you prepare for life at Franklin, we know you’ll have lots of questions, so please don’t hesitate to ask, we're here to support you every step of the way. You can contact any staff member you’ve spoken to on your journey to becoming a student using their contact details. You can also get in touch via our reception or Admissions Team. You might find the FAQs section useful; this will answer any questions about your timetable and starting with us.  


Don’t forget to follow us on social media (@FranklinGrimsby) where you can drop us a message any time. 


Key info

Use the links below to find out all about the transport and support we offer for students.