Itchen Sixth Form College has an excellent range of facilities, with many buildings being newly refurbished or built within the last five years. Our facilities are also available for public and private hire. If you would like to find out more about hiring our facilities, please go to Community Information.

Sports Centre

The Itchen sports centre was built as a community facility in 1997 with support from the English Sports Council Lottery Sports Fund, FEFC and Sportsmatch. The sports centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users and to customers, students or staff who have mobility difficulties.

The sports centre and surrounding area comes equipped with:

  • A multi-purpose sports hall available for 5-a-side football, basketball, volleyball and badminton
  • A fully equipped gym
  • A dance/aerobics studio
  • Netball courts
  • Grass football pitch
  • Grass five-a-side pitch
  • Climbing wall
  • Licensed bar and social area

To find out more about who to contact regarding hire of these facilities, please visit our Community Information page.

Performing Arts Block

In 2015 Itchen launched its state-of-the-art, £1.7 million performing arts block, to coincide with the brand new Creative Arts Academy.

The performing arts block comes equipped with:

  • A theatre
  • A performance studio
  • Two Apple Mac suites
  • Recording facilities
  • Soundproof music rooms
  • Excellent classrooms

To find out more about who to contact regarding hire of these facilities, please visit our Community Information page.

Theatre and Main Hall

Our Theatre and Main Hall is used regularly for events, such as open evenings, celebration award events, performances from our students and much more.

It hosts:

  • Tiered seating for 160
  • Further seating for 120
  • Projection facilities
  • Public address and sounds system
  • A stage
  • A Reception area

For more information about hiring the theatre/main hall, please contact the college switchboard, at 023 8043 5636, to be directed to the right department. Alternatively, please fill in our online contact form, under Contact Us and you will be contacted by an adviser.


Our Nursery is open to the public and to students and staff. You can read more about our Nursery and who to contact with any questions, on our Nursery page.

Health and Fitness

Our health and fitness suite boasts a range of high quality equipment. The aerobics and dance studio hosts fitness classes all year round.


Itchen is constantly expanding its teaching facilities, with several refurbishments undergone in the last five years.

In September 2014 we introduced a brand new building which houses many large, bright and spacious classrooms, as well as a media suite with a radio station and green screen facilities.

Many of our classrooms are available for public hire. To find out more about who to contact regarding hire of these facilities, please visit our Community Information page.

Catering and Student Centre

In 2013, Itchen redeveloped our Student Centre, extending the performance area, adding more seating and launching iEAT, our college shop. iEAT is open for students every day and provides refreshments, drinks and hot meals. Students are also able to use the Student Centre during their independent study periods throughout the day.

The Student Centre also hosts a hub for the Itchen Students' Union (ISU), a union run and elected by students to represent the student voice. There is also a shop for stationery equipment, such as pens, notepads, pencils and much more.

Other Amenities

In the Student Centre we have an ATM. We also have a fully licensed bar and catering facilities.