We have put some information together here about our accommodation facilities. If you still have questions our accommodation staff will be more than happy to help you.
Available on-site accommodation
Sedgwick Hall – 49 en-suite study bedrooms with shared kitchen and living facilities available to students aged between 16-19 years on full-time Further Education (FE) programmes – there are a limited number of rooms suitable for physically disabled students.
Sedgwick Mews – 3 houses of 6 bedrooms with shared bathroom, living and kitchen facilities available to Higher Education students and FE students who are 18 years or older on 1st September in the year they start their course.
- Single Room – £136 per week (students are required to vacate rooms over Christmas), totalling £5,708.85 for Further Education and totalling £4,757.55 for Higher Education. A small number of larger rooms are available at an increased rent.
- There is an option to share a room for which the cost is 75% of the full single room cost.
- Additional option to include breakfast and hot lunch. Further details on request.
- Nightly rate (to include bedding and towel provision) £30.
- All students, with exception of nightly or odd week borders – pay a damages deposit of £150, (refunded less any deductible costs at the end of the year).
- Internet/wireless fee included in the rent.
- College accommodation fees are invoiced for the full amount at the start of the academic year and offer the following payment options:
- Payment of full invoice.
- Payment Split over 3 terms to be paid before the start of each term (Sept, Dec & Mar).
- Monthly direct debit payments.
- Grantham College: 01476 400200
- Accommodation Office: 01476 565476
- Accommodation mobile number: 07850 507203
Accommodation staff on site
Student Services Manager: Sarah High
Student Services Manager/Student Finance & Accommodation Co-ordinator and Accommodation Officers
Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Evening 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Night 10.00pm – 8.00am
Saturday/Sunday (24 hours cover) Accommodation Officer rota
Students are allocated a shared kitchen with electric cookers, fridges and freezers, microwave, kettle and toaster. Each student has a lockable cupboard. No cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery are provided – students must provide their own. These can be purchased cheaply locally – accommodation staff will be pleased to help. Dining table, chairs, sofas and TV/DVD combination are provided in each dining area. Each double glazed and centrally heated bedroom contains a single bed, fitted wardrobe, desk, chair, bookcase, TV connection and Internet connection. Mattress cover, duvet, pillow and one change of bedding is provided, but many students prefer to bring their own.
All common areas are cleaned daily, Monday – Friday, this includes bathrooms in Sedgwick Mews and North Lodge. En-suite bathrooms in Sedgwick Hall are cleaned weekly. Students are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms, washing up their own dishes and are required to leave kitchens in a clean state after use. Fridges and freezers are checked and cleaned by accommodation staff and out-of-date food disposed of. Coin operated laundry and ironing facilities are available in Sedgwick Hall.
Mini fridges, televisions (for which a licence must be purchased), computer equipment, hair dryers and straighteners are permissible in rooms. All must be Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) tested for safety on arrival at College and a charge will be made. Extension leads and kettles are not permitted in bedrooms. All rooms have computer ports, including internet access. This is maintained by the College Computer Services Department.
Sedgwick Hall has high level security locks to the main entrance, corridors, room doors and windows. Replacement of lost keys and electronic fobs are charged at £50 each. We recognise that this is a student’s home but also take our role as in locoparentis very seriously. Students leaving the Hall are required to sign out, with an indication of their destination, and sign in on returning. Students must return to Sedgwick Hall and be in their room by 11.00pm Sunday – Thursday night inclusive. Friday and Saturday nights students must return to Sedgwick Hall by 2.00am providing they have the appropriate permission. Notice of any variation should be in writing or e-mail to the Student Finance and Accommodation Co-ordinator. Accommodation staff may grant extensions to these curfews under exceptional circumstances. All visitors must leave by 11.00pm, overnight visitors are allowed by prior arrangement only. A charge may be levied for this. Overnight absences must be notified to accommodation staff 24 hours in advance. Parents will be contacted if students are not in their rooms as expected.
Sedgwick Mews/North Lodge
In recognition of the age of these students, curfews are not applied. However, we will require notification of overnight absences and overnight visitors for fire regulation purposes.
All accommodation staff are First Aid qualified. All students are required to be registered with a local doctor; forms will be provided by the Student Finance and Accommodation Co-ordinator. Emergency dental treatment only can be provided locally. Students are advised to retain their current dental practitioner for routine treatment. Grantham Hospital has an Accident & Emergency Department open 8am - 6.30pm daily. Unwell students are regularly checked by accommodation staff and will be accompanied to the doctor’s or local hospital if necessary. Please inform us if there are any specific medical conditions we need to know about. All students are required to complete a Health and Emergency Contact form. Any accident or injury to a student under the age of 18 will be reported to parents/guardians by the Accommodation Officer on duty, this will only apply to those over 18 if deemed serious enough for an accident form to be completed. Any illness or injury requiring a GP or hospital visit or an ambulance will be reported regardless of age.
Fire drills are carried out routinely to ensure that students are made aware of what they should do in the event of a fire.
Students are responsible for insuring their own personal belongings. College insurance covers no personal belongings.
Students can be provided with a full list of local, social and sporting facilities with contact details.
All of the main banks and building societies can be found in Grantham town centre. Students will be given assistance to open back accounts if needed.
Praise and Complaints
Comments should be directed to the Student Services Manager in the first instance. Formal praise or complaints should be sent to the College Principal and Chief Executive. If matters are not resolved to your satisfaction, they may be referred to Ofsted. Please feel free to contact any member of staff at any time. We are always happy to talk to you on any issue.