Why choose Queen Alexandra College?

The reason why so many students choose Queen Alexandra College is because it offers a great variety of academic and employment focused courses. This combination with excellent learning and leisure facilities and friendly staff is a winner.

Staff member supports student in a classroom

During their time at QAC learners are able to develop their academic as well as their social skills, make new friends and enjoy being independent and responsible for their own decisions and actions.

“I visited other colleges as well but when I came for an assessment to QAC I had a really good feeling about this place and that helped me to make my final decision about coming to here as opposed to other colleges for the visually impaired.” - Natasha

Staff and students talking

Parent/Carer Survey comments include:

  • “Staff are warm, friendly and accommodating and have always met our child’s needs and addressed our concerns.”
  • “My daughter has gained confidence and has made some new friends. Staff are amazing, very approachable and helpful. My daughter is well supported.”
  • “The residential staff understand my son very well, he has had a difficult year and residential staff have been amazing in how they have supported him.”
  • “Staff and student interaction is excellent. Encouraging environment with plenty of opportunities for the student to grow and learn.”
  • “QAC has given my son confidence, he’s made friends which he struggled with and he’s also doing a course that he enjoys, while giving him some independence.”
  • “We like the commitment that the college has to all its students and the help and support that is given by all the staff.”

A parent wrote this letter to QAC (names have been removed)

"I am writing to you to tell  you how deeply thankful we are to you and your team at QAC for giving us our son back. He has Aspergers Syndrome and we were finding it very difficult to cope with him and his condition.

He was happy being alone and secluded from the world outside our home, we were worried about how he would  develop when he left mainstream Secondary School and how his life would pan out. Then we were lucky enough to have him accepted by QAC and we have never looked back.  He has been there for 9 months now and he is a different person. He has gone from strength to strength with the support and dedication of the residential staff and also the teaching staff.

He has really come out of his shell tremendously since meeting his Key Worker - he has worked wonders with our son and now he is on his way to independence and he has made so many friends there too.

Our son loves it at QAC and living in his house -  because of that, we as his parents have been given our life back. For that we are eternally grateful to you and all your staff."