Harrogate College launches new college bus route

Harrogate College is set open a new £6m campus facilities this September.

There will also be a new bus service enabling easier access to the College on Hornbeam Park.



This will offer students the opportunity to travel on college transport from three Yorkshire towns straight to the College’s front door.

New and returning students who live in the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Spofforth areas will be the first areas to access the bus route provided by Harrogate College. The aim is to support the students and to provide ease of accessibility straight to the front door.

Students will be able to jump on the college bus for just £1 each way after completing a College Transport application form for a ‘yearly’ seat.

Harrogate College says it is about to enter the dawn of a new era. Following the redevelopment you will see brand new industry standard facilities such as the Bistro on the Park restaurant, the Image Academy hair and beauty salons, science laboratories and the dedicated Technology Centre.

For further information on the new bus route and how to apply for a seat, please contact oncourse@harrogate.ac.uk or call 01423 878211 to request a form.



Some Students may be eligible for free transport.

  • Hull College Group is the UK’s eighth largest further education institution by income, with an annual turnover of £60 million, comprising Hull, Goole and Harrogate Colleges
  • Hull, Goole and Harrogate College supported over 26,000 students on more than 1,000 courses, either on college premises or via work-based learning and community programmes. At least 90 per cent of students progress to employment, further study or training within six months of course completion *Source: Hull College Group Student Destinations Survey 2015
  • Independent research has found that Hull and Goole Colleges make an annual contribution to the economy of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire of £517 million, equivalent to £1 in every £20 spent in the region or more than 23,000 jobs on average wages
  • This research also found that students at the Colleges enjoy financial benefits lasting a lifetime. For every £1 students spend on tuition fees and in foregone earnings while studying, on average they will receive £4 in higher wages over their lifetime
  • Hull College was rated as Grade 1 – Outstanding in every area – in its most recent Ofsted inspection. During a visit to Hull College in February 2013, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, hailed the College as a “shining beacon of good practice” for the sector
  • Hull College Group offers technical, professional and academic education and training, ranging from GCSEs and NVQs to degree and post-graduate qualifications

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