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More Than a Classroom

More Than a Classroom

More Than A Classroom

Franklin students to receive endless opportunities no matter their chosen career path. Whether you are looking to progress onto University, Higher Apprenticeships, or enter directly into employment, we want all of our students to develop into successful adults by learning both in and out of the classroom. Here you can find out about the huge range of extra-curricular activities, programmes and opportunities Franklin offers which is why we pride ourselves on being more than a classroom.

Trips and Visits

"There are so many opportunities outside at Franklin."

Franklin College offers the widest range of outstanding and memorable trips that are both engaging and education. Students have benefitted from participating in countless trips and visits worldwide.


Our range of Franklin Professionals Programmes

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Our Franklin Professionals programme offers extensive support to help you achieve your career aims. You will be introduced to a wide range of employers and professionals to support your understanding, develop key employability skills that universities and employers are looking for and have a competitive edge over your peers. Join one of our exciting programmes in Career Ready, High Flyers, the Teaching Academy, Franklin Leadership Academy and the Talented Athlete Support Scheme.

See our Professional Programmes section for more information

Our Centre for Professional Development

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We have links with over 300 local businesses

Our young people go on to form the professionals of the future; our doctors and politicians, our lawyers, business leaders, accountants and teachers.

The purpose of the Centre for Professional Development is to ensure students have all the information and support they need to make the best possible choices and to access the routes most appropriate to their future.

Click here for more information.

High Flyers Programme

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What is it?

The programme is designed to stretch and challenge our most academically able students so that they are able to progress successfully to the most prestigious universities or higher apprenticeship provision.

What's in it for me?

You can expect a bespoke programme of activities designed to develop your academic skills, critical and independant thinking. There will be trips to top universities and a chance to meet current undergraduates and tour the fantastic facilities at a range of universities and employers. You can also expect to be supported in applying for competitive and international universities, higher and degree apprenticeships.

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Careers and Employability Centre

Where will you go from here?

Franklin has a dedicated Careers and Employability Centre, which offers all the support students need to progress to Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employment. Our dedicated careers team work hard to support all students to achieve their potential.

Mock interviews are held for students by over 40 local employers and professionals.
The college is host to the annual regional STEM conference and exhibition.
A working lunch programme gives the students the opportunity to talk to employeers and professionals about skills that are valued in the workplace.

For more information, visit our Careers and Employability Centre.

Fantastic Enrichment

At Franklin we have an amazing range of enrichment on offer and we encourage you to get involved in as much as possible during your time at Franklin.

For more information, visit our Enrichment section.

The AoC Sport League

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At Franklin we have sports teams which train and play to a high standard regionally each week. These teams are part of the National Association of Colleges Sports League.

Each year our teams compete regionally and nationally in the weekly league, regional and national championship competitions and regional cup which we have been very successful in previously.

Let us help grow your love for sport!

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Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.

The Virtual Tour

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Come see what we have to offer.

To provide the best possible life chances for young people.

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