Student & Parent Testimonials
I will always highly recommend Varndean College to any student looking to achieve academic excellence in the heart of Brighton and Hove.
Alex Curry, now studying Business & Management, University of Surrey
I have never met a group of tutors so wonderfully charismatic, so brilliantly inspiring and so utterly devoted to helping their students. Truly the best the education system has to offer.
Sebastian Le Huec, now studying Literature & Creative Writing, University of Chichester
Varndean was one of the best times of my life. Without the support and inspiration the teachers gave, I would not be where I am today. Thank you Varndean for opening me to education and career opportunities I never knew were possible.
Hannah Lewin, now studying International Development with Anthropology, UEA
Studying the IB was one of the best choices I've made. It is quite a demanding programme but the teachers were excellent and so enthusiastic and I am constantly drawing on the things that I learnt, even in my final year of university. Varndean College is a special place to study because the campus is pretty and spacious and you really do feel part of one supportive and caring community.
Caroline Banerjee, now studying English, University of Cambridge
If it wasn't for the staff at Varndean, I wouldn't have had the support I needed to make it out of the hole I had made myself. I believe that Varndean also holds the friendliest students in all of Sussex. The friends I met there are still some of my closest friends I hold dear. In short, if you want a place that can give you the freedom to make mistakes, to grow from them and become who you’re truly meant to be, with the friendliest staff and students that will carry you through what might well be the most important years of your life, go to Varndean, you won’t regret it.
Michael Strong – now studying Computer Science, London South Bank University
I really enjoyed my time at Varndean college, not only do you get a first-class education but you also get so much support from the teaching staff who consistently strive to help you achieve your best possible grade. I don’t think I would be where I am today without the help and support from Varndean College.
Megan Williamson, now studying Psychology with counselling and psychotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University
My tutors were so genuine and supportive and I felt I was doing them proud with every step of the progress I made. There was so much support available and I'm glad I made good use of it.
Barney Rudkins-Stow, now studying BA Music Production, BIMM
My Politics tutor was called Avril, she was amazing, can't thank her enough for the top quality teaching! Maggie my personal tutor was also incredibly supportive and helpful.
Claudia Holdsworth, now studying Business Management with Law, University of Sussex
What an amazing educational institution Varndean College is. I can't praise you high enough for the incredible teaching my daughter received when she did her A Levels with you. She was Inspired and encouraged by some extraordinary teachers (special mention to your Classics department). Thank you for all you do.
Parent of ex-student
Thanks to you, your faith & your vision. Thanks to all the fantastic tutors, they completely embody everything that makes a ‘great teacher’. Over the past 5 years both our boys found Varndean College to be the perfect fit & a good distance in style/approach from other local colleges. Even when our son might not have been the right shaped peg, the team found the right slot for him & pulled him towards it. Now about to commence his 3rd year in Architecture at UWE, he couldn’t be more settled due in a large part to the guidance he received at Varndean.
Parent of two ex-student
Varndean College was an amazing college for me they helped me so much the whole time I was there, I have dyslexia and they gave me the support I needed and more. It is an amazing college and I would highly recommend it.
Beth Shingfield, now employed as a Health Care Assistant, Royal Sussex County Hospital
I chose Varndean because I was looking for something that would give me an edge in my dental school applications and I found that the extremely successful IB course was something that could offer this. When it came to my application, the university interviewers definitely took an interest in the IB as its breadth indicated that I could handle a university workload. Varndean also runs a dedicated group for prospective medical, dental and veterinary students which I found to be invaluable.
David Cobbett, Dentistry at the University of Newcastle
Varndean is a great college environment to bring out each individual personality. Each tutor cares and considers each student equally and aims to bring out the best in them. I wish I could go back to my college days and do it all over again.
Lily-Alice Glynn, Events Management, Bournemouth