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RSBC Dorton College of Further Education

An independent specialist day college supporting students with vision impairment (VI), some with additional needs.
Student and RS : College student Caelum with his Residential Support at the cafe
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RSBC Dorton College of Further Education
Orpington Campus
The Walnuts
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
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  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

RSBC Dorton College is an independent specialist day college for students with vision impairment, including those with additional needs.

Ofsted describes our “highly trained learning support team” who support and provide resources for the students, “so that students participate fully in challenging learning activities and complete work at high standards”. “Students become significantly more independent and self-reliant through good teaching and outstanding personal support.”

They are supported to be as independent as possible at all times, while at their partnership college placements and observe the RSBC ethos of 'Just Enough Support'. Ofsted says that, “students all participate in a range of activities that inspire and challenge them, and develop their organisation, planning and other work-related skills’.

Catchment Area

London and South East


Students follow courses at local partnership colleges, offering both academic and vocational subjects enabling achievement of ambitions.
Additionally, our Jigsaw Curriculum, covering development of skills for work, independence, safety, emotional health and wellbeing is bespoke for individuals.

Students participate in work experience and RSBC’s employability programmes; following individual QTVI, IT and supported study sessions, including support for Maths and English and individualised therapy input.

Specialist Facilities

RSBC Dorton College has a new base in Bromley, close to public transport links, subtly adapted to give students specialist learning opportunities, outside their partnership college placements.

It includes a wide range of adapted equipment, to develop independence with additional rooms for 1:1 sessions. Students have all academic work for their partnership college courses prepared by our highly specialist staff team, in their preferred medium, such as Braille, or preferred print or colour. This is ready in advance of their taught sessions, both at RSBC Dorton College and at their partnership colleges, to enable seamless integration.

Students to use the best technology solutions, both at our college base and the partnership colleges, to support learning, leisure, independence and social opportunities.

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Student and RS : College student Caelum with his Residential Support at the cafe
Social & community links : encouraging student to develop strong social networks
Independent Travel : Living and learning in the same community strengtens confidence when travelling alone
Student studying: Students have access to a wide range of courses and qualifications

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