Welcome to Loughborough College


The Principal's Welcome

Jo Maher - Loughborough College PrincipalFor more than 100 years Loughborough College has been providing high quality education and training. Placing students at the heart of everything that we do whilst promoting the highest ambitions, both inside and outside the classroom, has been core to our college culture and values.

Our reputation is built on a long history of success which has resulted in our being awarded TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold, number one-ranked students union, Ofsted outstanding-rated apprenticeships, and 94% of our students progressing into work, further education or training. However, this is only part of the story... Our passion to deliver high performance means we take the time to learn about our students in order to support their achievement. Caring about their wellbeing, prioritising their safety, understanding their aspirations, and creating an environment that allows them to flourish is what sets us apart.

We offer our students a range of academic and technical study programs designed to prepare them for careers and higher levels of education.  Our diverse suite of A-levels, technical qualifications, apprenticeships, and higher education are delivered in industry standard facilities by highly skilled staff who are both qualified teachers and technical specialists. Their role is to develop the skills our students need for the future. We know that the employment market is constantly changing and the pace of change for industry 4.0 will be faster than any generation has experienced before.

Our history of sporting excellence transcends the sports field and has created training programs and pathways that have supported England captains, Olympic and Paralympic medallists and world champions.  We are proud to be one of the biggest and most successful sports colleges in the country and we aim to continue to develop future generations of talented athletes.

Loughborough College is proud to work in partnership with Loughborough University, the University of Derby, the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. We work together to offer degree level education and promote progression with our partners up to doctoral level studies. 

We also serve our community through our adult education courses, working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities and by supporting our business community to prosper. We care deeply about the environment and are working hard to develop our carbon neutral approach for sustainability.

Inclusion is central to our ethos and we welcome a diverse student population from all over the world, every year, to our friendly campus. 

We want each student to have an individualised learning experience that promotes positive behaviours, attitudes and values.

I look forward to welcoming you to our college soon.

Jo Maher


The teachers have taught me very well, and they make sure to keep lessons interesting. The facilities available at the college would be of interest to any potential student. The college also has very pleasant staff, and offers great opportunities in terms of progression.

Rishika Tripathi

United Arab Emirates