Open Days 2019

We would like to extend you a warm welcome to our Open Events, which this year take place on:

Saturday 28 September11am - 2pm
Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October6.30pm - 9.00pm

There will be the opportunity to explore the campus, visit classrooms, talk to tutors and students, meet the Principal and Vice Principal over tea and coffee, take a look at all our courses on offer and watch the college video presentation.

There are good transport links, with the 5B bus stopping right out the gates, or Preston Park Station a 15 min walk away. If you are coming by car, unfortunately there is limited parking on-site, but there is free street parking close by. Please remember not to park on grass verges as there is a particular prohibition on this around the College and traffic wardens do patrol the area.

For those students interested in finding out more about our International Baccalaureate Diploma, we will also be holding an additional International Baccalaureate Talk on

Thursday 17 October6.30pm - 7.45pm

Our college campus has uniquely open, green surroundings, providing a stimulating learning environment in facilities which have been significantly upgraded this summer. Construction is also underway on our new STEM Centre, to open in February 2020.

Students have a rich, broad and enjoyable experience throughout their time with us and always tell us how happy they are at Varndean. They consistently achieve excellent results, thriving in an ethos that is supportive and respectful but at the same time challenging. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment where you can work and receive support with your studies. Equally important in helping students decide to come to Varndean was the feeling that the teaching staff are really enthusiastic about their subjects and there is a great relationship between staff and students. There are also a huge range of Enrichment Activities available.


Do come and visit us at one of our Open Events to find out more and discover for yourself what is unique about Varndean College. We look forward to meeting you.