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EKC Sheppey Junior College

A hands-on opportunity for learners aged 14-16, to specialise in either Engineering or Creative courses. Our Junior College is based in the heart of Sheerness-On-Sea on the Isle of Sheppey.

Junior College applications are now open until Friday 29 March 2024.

You must currently be in Year 9 to apply.

Who is Junior College for?

EKC Sheppey Junior College is a provision for learners aged 14 who know that they would like to specialise in vocational areas such as Creative and Engineering. As well as building their skills in these areas they will study GCSE Maths and English and gain a UAL Level 2 in Creative Media or a Level 2 in Engineering.

It provides an opportunity for students that have a clear direction or vision of the industry that they want to go into. Students in Junior College will be able to study areas including:

  • Creative and Design
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Engineering
  • Physical Education and Wellbeing
  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

A nurturing and friendly learning environment

Learners will engage in stimulating lessons and practical sessions within our purpose-built Junior College area.

Our dedicated team will ensure that you benefit from smaller class sizes and that you are well supported to progress into further education.

Specialise in a subject you enjoy

You can specialise in a subject area you enjoy and will work towards a Level 2 Diploma in either Engineering or Creative studies, alongside gaining essential English and Maths GCSE qualifications.

English and Maths are a fundamental part of your educational experience and we are dedicated to ensuring you progress with the qualifications you need.

How to apply for EKC Sheppey Junior College

Step 1 – Is Junior College right for you?

Discover more about our Junior College offering at an Open Day, or get in touch with the College to find out more.

Step 2 – Apply

Junior College applications are now open until Friday 29 March 2024.

You must currently be in Year 9 to apply.

Step 3 – Attend an information meeting

You will be invited to an information meeting at EKC Sheppey College, where our team will explore your options and discuss your suitability for the Junior College provision.

Engaging activities and trips

Trips, activities and events are held throughout the College year to ensure all students get the best out of their learning experience.

Our annual Student Awards held in the summer aim to recognise and celebrate those students who really develop through their time with us.

Join our Student's Union

When students join EKC Sheppey College, they automatically become part of our Students’ Union.

Our Student Experience Officer, Pasha (R), is on-hand to support the Students’ Union and provide exciting opportunities for students during their time at college.

Holly (L) is this year’s Students’ Union President and is looking forward to helping organise activities across the year.

Social Action

Social Action and community work is a key ethos of EKC Sheppey College, with two weeks every academic year focused solely on having an impact on the island. Students have worked on many key projects over the past few years, helping them achieve key skills and building connections for their futures.


Meet our Principal

Alexandra Syrotiuk

Starting her career in Further Education 15 years ago, Alexandra has had the opportunity to work nationwide at different schools and colleges, before settling in Kent in 2018.

Alexandra is an asset to the East Kent Colleges Group, having already proved herself in roles at EKC Folkestone College and being the Deputy Principal at EKC Ashford College.

Student Success

Students in our EKC Sheppey Junior College will achieve great things during their studies with us. Students who express an interest in Creative and Engineering areas have been able to go onto great progression routes. Michael, a Construction student is now working for Peel Ports’ Engineering department thanks to our partnership with them.


Student lands prestigious Engineering Apprenticeship

19 October 2023
Construction student Michael Weston has secured a place on a high-profile Engineering apprenticeship, after networking with a major employer.
Michael Weston accepting his Engineering Apprenticeship with Peel Ports

Everyone is the College is very close to each other. The staff are amazing, they will give answers to any questions as quickly as they can and they are very helpful overall.

Studying here it is a great opportunity to learn in a local environment and you don’t have to travel elsewhere to get a great education.

Public Services Student

I’m studying Computing and being here gives you access to more help than in School. The teachers help a lot whenever you need them.

I have had some amazing experiences whilst at College, from taking part in work placements to holding a snake at the Freshers Fayre.

Creative Student

The support from my teachers here has been great and I am loving studying here.

I have passed my GCSE’s thanks to the College and I’m so happy. I never have to worry about English again!

Creative Student

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.