About Mercury College

We are a specialist college offering a unique package of learning and living opportunities for young adults aged 18 to 25 with learning disabilities, often in association with autism and complex care needs, including behaviours of concern.

to be the college of choice for students with complex needs
to put our students at the heart of all we do and build positive relationships with the community
trust, collaboration, innovation, celebration, aspiration, respect and inclusion

Our key priorities

  • Enriching and highlighting the learning experience we offer, to properly meet the current and future needs of our students
  • Providing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in an inspirational and safe environment
  • Engaging with local authorities to meet the needs of young people
  • Developing strong relationships with schools to raise awareness and increase access to high quality provision
  • Creating a college that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Empowering students to develop the skills needed to successfully transition into adult life
  • Developing positive profiles within the community to inform and educate to promote inclusion

Mercury College seeks to enable everyone to maximise their potential and achieve a progressively more independent quality of life.

Our person-centred curriculum encompasses communication, health and emotional wellbeing, community engagement, recreational/vocational programmes, employment and citizenship. Students are encouraged to participate in learning activities, empowered to make their own decisions and are supported through a full range of therapeutic services based on site.

Every student has a personalised study programme and progress plan to support their learning and enable them to achieve their aspirations and outcomes.

Attending Mercury College should be an exciting and positive experience. But before joining us, we need to be as certain as possible that our college and transition services will be a good choice for a person and the best place for them to learn and live. Enquiries, formal or informal, from families and placing authorities that fund placements are always welcome. You can find out more about our joining and moving in process here.

Students at Mercury College will be able to say:

Place with us

If you’re thinking of placing with us we’d love you to get in touch