School and College Liaison

The Colchester Institute Schools liaison team are dedicated to providing a thorough and comprehensive service.

We understand that, due to COVID-19, you may not be able to welcome us to your school in the usual way. As a result, we’ve produced a range of new digital resources to help with your post-16 guidance. See below in the Schools Liaison Toolkit section.

We are ever evolving to meet the demands of our schools in a COVID-19 world, one thing remains constant, our determination to offer you the continuing support you need in whatever format that maybe.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you would like further information or have a suggestion for a way in which we can help. We shall be delighted to help and look forward to working together with you this year.

What Can We Offer
Meet The Team

Schools Liaison Toolkit


Welcome to our Schools Liaison toolkit – this page is your ‘one stop shop’ for Colchester Institute resources and we’ll continue to add resources as they become available.

If there’s something that you’d like to see please let us know and we’ll do our best to add the resource.

Where applicable, we’ve included the resource link so you can easily share with your students.


Schools Liaison Presentation

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Guide to Apprenticeships Presentation

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Braintree Campus Virtual Tour

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Level 3 Animation and Illustration

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Subject Information Posters

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Our Contact Details

Our contact details

What Can We Offer

As well as our range of digital resources above we aim to offer the following (where it is safe to do so):

  • Year 9,10,11,12 and 13 School and College talks (FE and HE)
  • 15 minute overview assembly presentations
  • Apprenticeship Talks
  • Degree and Higher Apprenticeship Talks
  • To attend Options/careers/parents evenings
  • To attend Careers Conventions
  • Group tours of campus
  • Subject specific roadshows – Enquire Here
  • After School clubs

Throughout the year we email and post out details of our latest course updates, open event details and event opportunities. If you would like to be added to this distribution list please get in touch via email using our contact details below.


To find out more about the range of inspiring subject areas please browse through our prospectus. Inside you will find information about our application process, open events, GEM and work experience initiatives and much more.
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Meet The Team

We have a dedicated School and College Liaison team here at Colchester Institute

Please contact us via

We are very keen to meet with you to discuss how we can improve working together more efficiently during these busy times. If you would like to meet please contact us using the details below.

Please find each member of the Schools Liaison and Events team below based at the Colchester Campus.

Ed Fletcher – Senior Marketing Officer (Schools Liaison and Events)

01206 712065

Sue Johnson  – Marketing Co-ordinator (Schools Liaison and Events) – Primary contact

01206 712620

Lauren Andrews – Marketing Co-ordinator (Schools Liaison and Events)

01206 712026

Poppy Borgeswillby – Schools Transition Officer – 01206 712756

Poppy works as part of the Admissions team, Poppy is responsible for developing links with local schools to help ensure that the transition from school to college is smooth.

Schools News

We have the pleasure of attending and building relationships with many Schools and Colleges to showcase our fantastic study programmes and help students decide on a pathway that is right for them.

Below are details of just some of the ways we have engaged with our local Schools and Colleges.

  • Year 10 Tabor Academy Students attend our Braintree Apprenticeship Event

  • Year 7 Notley High School attend a Year 7-9 Taster Day at our Braintree Campus

  • Year 9 The Gilberd School have a Digital Media Taster Day

  • Year 9 The Thomas Lord Audley School receive a Professional Chef Demonstration

  • Year 10 Tabor Academy welcome a Chefs Roadshow

  • Year 9 Tabor Academy attend a Construction Workshop at our Braintree Campus

  • Year 10 The Ramsey Academy have a Textiles Workshop