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About our college

Introducing our College

City College Norwich has a long and distinguished history in serving the people of Norwich and Norfolk. The college was founded in 1891 to provide technical training and it moved from the city centre to its main site on Ipswich Road in the 1950s. This remains our largest site, with provision ranging from support for home educated 15-16 year olds to degree level studies.

Over the past 10 years we have opened two other Norwich locations, a vibrant Higher Education Centre located in the heart of the city centre and the International Aviation Academy Norwich, based at Norwich Airport in the north of the city. This unique building is home to technical training facilities including a fully functioning Boeing 737.

In 2017, we merged with Paston College in North Walsham 15 miles north of Norwich. Paston College traces its history back to 1604. Prior to merger Paston was a Sixth Form College and it continues to serve the North Norfolk community delivering A Levels and technical and vocational qualifications.

Most recently in 2019, the College took over the operation of Easton College. Beginning life as the Norfolk Agricultural College in the 1960s, Easton is at the heart of land-based education for our region where agri-food technology is a critical sector of the economy. Easton has residential accommodation and also offers courses in sport, public services, construction and for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The College Management Team plays an active roles in local, regional and national policy for further education. The College is one of three national Centres for Excellence in SEND for the Education and Training Foundation, a tangible demonstration of our commitment to being an inclusive College. 

Our mission is “challenging minds, inspiring success, securing futures”.