FAQ

Do I need an EHCP to attend Harrison College?

No, you do not need an EHCP although we do work specifically with young people on the autistic spectrum and those with SEMH needs.

Where is Harrison College?

We are based on Heavens Walk, just off the Ten Pound Walk business park. You will have driven past the business park if you have visited Keepmoat Stadium or Lakeside Village.

How do I get to Harrison College?

We ask that students are as independent as possible in getting to college however if this is not possible and you have no alternative then we will organise transport with our partner Marquess Executive Private Hire.

Do I have to live in Doncaster to attend Harrison College?

No, as long as you can get here or we can provide suitable transport you can choose to come to Harrison College. If you have an EHCP you need to have this discussion with your SEN Officer and we are currently working with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Region and Nottinghamshire County Council.

How do I apply to Harrison College?

If you have an EHCP a referral to the local authority needs to come from the SENCO in your school and raised at your annual review. If you do not have an EHCP please complete the application form

Is there a transition process, I am nervous about moving from my current setting?

The short answer is yes, as much as we can do to make sure that you are comfortable at Harrison College we will do. In a normal academic year we being transition after May half term (or when you have completed an external examinations). Transition includes coming into college for visits, meeting staff and current students and completing tasks and activities. We then spend at least the first week of the new academic year on induction, this includes baseline assessments, confidence building and beginning to work as a team. We understand that everyone is different so bespoke transition and induction programmes are also available.

What do we do for lunch?

All students stay on site for lunch and are asked to bring their own food with them. We have a functioning kitchen (unfortunately no hob or oven though).

How do you choose the internship?

We make sure that your internship is linked to your aspirations and we spend a lot of time looking at personal development plans and career planning. The Principal then matches your interests and aspirations to a business partner that we work with. If the internship isn’t right, you don’t have to stay we can look for an alternative.