Sport & Enrichment

"The range and quality of enrichment is outstanding and significantly enhances students' confidence, independence and long-term aspirations". Ofsted report, January 2017


Students take part actively in sports, either through their curriculum or in social clubs, and many excel in their chosen sport including boccia, athletics, swimming and basketball. Treloar's teams annually attend both regional and national championships and return each year with a healthy complement of medals. We are very proud of the success of current and former students at both national and international competitions including the Paralympics.

Enrichment activities

The range of activities open to students through the week during the afternoons and evenings includes wheelchair dancing, rebound therapy, kayaking, choir, wii club, arts & crafts, wheelchair hockey, music club and slot cars. Each activity is supported by trained staff and all activities are reviewed on a regular basis.

Social life

Many of the social activities take place at the 'Chill-Out Zone' which hosts a bar, weekly discos and karaoke sessions. Every student is assigned to a residential house where a number of more relaxed and often student-led clubs and activities are run. These clubs range from breakfast to card clubs and are run in the house's communal areas so that all students can join in. Each activity is supported by trained staff and carers.

At the weekend, alongside activities, there is also the opportunity to take trips out. These include weekly shopping trips locally to Alton or to larger shopping centres like Basingstoke where there is also a selection of restaurants and a larger cinema complex. In addition, throughout the year we offer trips to watch sports matches or special events.

We also offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

Activity weeks

We provide a number of activity weeks each year which give students access to specific opportunities such as sailing, art or drama. We run some of these events with local support and in collaboration with other colleges.

Art and photography

Learners have access to equipment they can easily manipulate and experiment with through our art and photography studios. Our students are regular exhibitors at local galleries and community events where their work regularly wins awards.

Drama and dance

We have a fully equipped hall with lighting and staging for productions with full accessibility built-in for all students and visiting professionals. As well as regular productions we invite dance and theatre groups to work with students and to progress their achievements in these areas.

Music and publications

College has its own band as well as a radio station, whilst for the more literary there is a student newsletter. Opportunities exist to submit articles to Treloar's external publications and there is a regular opportunity to submit to a book of short stories.