The New College site at Queen's Drive – our new building opened in 2003, was extended in 2005 and again in 2011 – houses modern, state-of-the art facilities which will really help your studies.   Click here to take a virtual tour of the College.

Phoenix Theatre & Dance Studios

We stage a wide range of College and external theatrical events within our professional Phoenix Theatre.  It boasts a professional lighting rig and control and can seat 240.  There are also dressing rooms and a scene preparation room.  Both Dance Studios have a sprung floor and practice mirrors.

Learning Resource Centre & E-learning

Our well-stocked LRC is bursting at the seams with up-to-date books, newspapers and magazines, videos and DVDs to support all the courses run by the College.  The LRC has 70 study spaces and over 80 PCs.  Every student has access to our Virtual learning Environment (VLE), 24 hours a day from College, home or mobile devices. Tutors post resources enabling students to catch up on work, undertake revision activities, submit assignments online or extend their learning with additional materials. Office 365 is available to all registered New College students giving online access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and Outlook as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage.

Information Technology

There are a large number of computer rooms, some for general use and others for specialist subject areas such as Languages and Media. We have over 100 computers  including tablets, Apple computers, Windows PCs and netbooks.  Students and staff can access resources including cloud-based mail and file storage as well as onsite facilities such as printing. We also offer a very popular "Bring Your Own Device" scheme for staff and students.

Sports Centre

You can use our fully-equipped sports hall and fitness suite in our Sports Centre, either independently or through one of the eXtras classes.  The fitness suite has a wide range of modern LifeFitness cardiovascular and weight resistance equipment in addition to a large selection of free weights.  We are also building a floodlit all-weather pitch on land behind New College.


Our Restaurant provides a range of refreshments, breakfasts and lunches across four food outlets. The Bakehouse offers baguettes, cakes, pies, pastries, chilled and warm beverages whilst Global Food Market provides two hot meals options, jacket potatoes and hot dessert.   Streat offers a selection of Grab 'n' Go style hot food and meals and Natural offers a salad bar, soup selection, jacket potatoes, pasta and smoothies.  There is also a shop, C-store Express, providing sandwiches, yoghurt and confectionery and Treats, a coffee bar offering premium teas, coffees and snacks. 

Student Zone

This includes an Enrichment Centre with a Wii and X Box, pool table and various games.  The Skills Development Area includes one-to-one tuition rooms for students requiring Additional Learning Support and there are also other small rooms for careers guidance and counselling.

Distinction Hair and Beauty Salons

These include specialist rooms for Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Barbery and Photographic make-up and are equipped and run to professional standards.  We have resources to improve accessibility, including reserved parking and lifts to all areas of the main building and Sports Centre.  We also have an entry on Disabled Go at