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RSBC Dorton College of Further Education

Thank you for visiting the RSBC Dorton College pages.

RSBC Dorton College is our independent specialist college in the London Borough of Bromley. We offer a day provision for vision impaired 16-25-year-olds and many of our students have additional needs.

Our students come from across London and the southeast region, and we’re the only independent specialist further education provider for vision impaired young people in this area. 

Dorton College offers a wide range of courses to study on, ranging from Entry Level to Level 3 qualifications. These are studied alongside our bespoke specialist VI curriculum and supported by a diverse range of specialist VI trained staff.

Students achieve their aspirations and outcomes, and progress towards a wide range of different and exciting destinations after college including employment, university, voluntary work, and much more! 


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Dorton College works closely with a range of partnership colleges and providers from both mainstream and specialist educational settings to ensure that our students get the very best from their time with us.  

We have ‘hybrid’ partnership arrangements with General Further Education Colleges (GFE’s) throughout London and the southeast region, which further increases the locality, range, and opportunities our students can access. We also offer bespoke full and part-time, hubonly curriculum programmes, which are delivered via a curriculum that’s unique to each student. 

If you’re interested in what Dorton College has to offer, please see our current prospectus or contact the college directly to speak to a member of our team.


Ofsted rating

Ofsted rated Dorton as ‘Good’ in every area at our most recent inspection in February 2024.

It reported:  

“Students benefit greatly from the well-planned sessions at the hub to help them become more independent in their studies and home lives.  

 Almost all students make significant progress in developing new skills and knowledge in subjects they have not been able to study before.  

Students benefit greatly from a range of employability training and experiences to help them decide on their next steps. Leaders use their extensive contacts to ensure students benefit from external careers advice and guidance that relates specifically to VI.”

You can find Ofsted’s 2024 report on Dorton College here:

Ofsted Report 2024 Dorton College

Dorton College term dates 2023-2024

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Find out more

If you would like to find out more about the Dorton College offer or arrange a visit to come and see what we do, please contact us via the form below.