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📦 Message to Suppliers (Updated 20 March 2020) 

Click here to read an important statement for suppliers

With effect from Monday 23rd March 2020, all College sites will be closed with the exception of the Humanities, Arts and Health campus located in Out Risbygate Street Bury St Edmunds (IP33 3RL) which will be open from 09:00 until 17:00 hours Monday- Friday.

A skeleton staff team will continue to operate during these hours at this location and therefore deliveries must be taken to the University Studies Centre on the site where a temporary reception has been established. It is the College’s intention to continue to operate as best as it can in these unusual circumstances and therefore it is intended to continue to issue purchase orders to suppliers.

In the event that government measures are extended to a complete lockdown, the College may then have to close its premises completely and deliveries will not be possible.

Please watch the website for further details of this because as you will appreciate it is a fast changing situation. For any queries please send these directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Suffolk College

Out Risbygate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 3RL

(Sat nav postcode: IP33 3TT – see directions, below.)

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8am to 9pm Friday: 8am to 5:30pm

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Telephone numbers

General enquiries

01284 701 301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Careers, Advice and Guidance

01284 716 354

  • 🍀 Message for Students of West Suffolk College about gradings, exams, assessments and coursework

    Click here to read the key message

    Dear students,

    As you continue with your second week of virtual learning, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you all for the phenomenal way in which you have responded to this transition. I do not underestimate just how big of a change this has been for you all and I wanted to say well done on the progress made so far; and for continuing to put an impressive amount of effort into your work.

    When it comes to the grading of exams and assessments, we are working with our awarding bodies as normal and it is therefore essential for you to continue with and to submit coursework because this will be used when determining your final grades. As soon as we have the final confirmation of how grades are going to be awarded for your course, your Course Director will be in touch.

    If you have any questions around specific coursework or assessments please do contact your tutors directly. If you need any extra support please contact your Personal Support Tutor or a member of our welfare team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

    Thank you for your patience so far and once again a huge well done to you all for making this transition so successfully.

    Best wishes,

    Colin Shaw
  • 📝 Admissions Message (if you're looking to apply for a course) 

    Click here to a read the latest from our Admissions Team (if you have applied, or if you're looking to apply for a course)

    The Eastern Colleges Group, comprising of Abbeygate Sixth Form College specialising in A Levels, One Sixth Form College specialising in A Level and Vocational qualifications and West Suffolk College Sixth Form specialising in vocational qualifications alongside the West Suffolk College Apprenticeship service; are committed to guaranteeing every Year 11 student a place for your Post 16 education from September 2020.

    We know that everyone is an individual, with their own dreams and aspirations and our purpose is to have you at the heart of everything we do. We want to reassure you that regardless of what you would like to study, be it A Levels, Vocational qualifications or an apprenticeship we have the expertise to support you to ensure you are enrolled on the programme that is tailored to you and your needs.

    We want you to have absolute assurance in these uncertain times.

    For any queries around applying or if you need support with an application, please contact our admissions teams on:

    Abbeygate Sixth College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    One Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    West Suffolk College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Apprenticeships: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Our Careers Teams are also available to offer 1:1 Careers Advice and Guidance support via email:

    Abbeygate Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    One Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    West Suffolk College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Welfare

01284 716 319

Employer engagement, short courses and Apprenticeships

01284 716 246

Higher Education (University of Suffolk) and Access to Higher Education

01284 716 341

Adult and Leisure Learning

01284 716 342 or 01284 716 297

Bursary Administrator

01284 716 232

Student Absence Line

01284 716 238 | Report a Student Absence

Edmunds Restaurant

01284 716 259

In Vogue Salon

01284 716 233

Directions

West Suffolk College is situated 1.5km west of Bury St Edmunds town centre, bus and rail stations and 1.5km from the A14.

If driving, from the A14 take Bury St Edmunds West exit (junction 42) and follow the road toward the town centre. At the traffic lights, take the left hand lane and turn left, proceed along Western Way.

Proceed straight on at the mini roundabout (Asda on your left), then at the next mini roundabout, take the second exit and follow the road round to enter the main car park. If you are using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode IP33 3TT.

Car Parking

Students can access the Car Park from the Beeton's Way entrance (if using Sat Nav, please use postcode IP33 3TT)

Car parking costs £2.00 a day; students can still park at a daily cost of £1.50 if tokens are purchased from the College Shop. Re-entry is at no charge to students if they obtain a pass from the car park attendants.

Parking after 6.00pm is free to students attending evening classes. Non-students can use the car park after 6.00pm for the reduced rate of £1.00 during term time

There is no allocated parking for visitors during term time. All visitors must report to reception.

During half terms and holidays, entrances to the campus are limited. Please check this page for details.

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