Almost 2000 prospective students and parents attended KGV’s first Open Evening of the year, on Wednesday.

Principal, Adele Wills, said, “It was fantastic to see the College buzzing with activity, one of our busiest ever Open Evenings! Visitors travelled from as far away as Warrington and Blackburn showing that parents and young people both locally and not so locally want to come to KGV.

We are looking forward to our inspection later this term, which will endorse that we really should be the first choice post-16 institution for Southport and the surrounding area.”

College staff, current students and Alumni welcomed the record number of visitors, who were invited to explore KGV’s multimillion pound campus and learn more about the range of courses on offer.  Prospective students were greeted with a goodie bag upon arrival and a number of activities where available for visitors to get involved in on the night.

Highlights included live experiments in the Science department, a makeup effects masterclass in the Media department, the chance to mix your own record in Music Technology and a basketball shoot out in the Sports department.

A programme of informative talks and performances took place in the College’s impressive 120-seat lecture theatre in the new Creative Arts Building, a £4 million pound building project completed in June 2015.

Visitors were also treated to free fish and chips, quirkily presented wrapped in a newspaper article about the College’s recent results success.

Applications are now open for entry September 2016 and, new for this year, applicants are invited to apply online at


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