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Bracknell and Wokingham College

Our Church Road campus has been providing the local community with the courses and training they need for over 60 years.

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Church Road Campus

Officially rated good by OfstedBracknell and Wokingham College joined the Activate Learning group following the successful merger of the two organisations in January 2019. 

The Church Road campus has been helping the local community with its education and training needs for over 60 years.

Discover everything our Church Road Campus has to offer: industry standard workshops, learning spaces and IT suites; a well stocked learning resource centre and a cafe to relax and meet friends in.

The campus has a great location too, right in the heart of Bracknell.

Study with us and you will benefit from the support of our industry experienced staff, working closely with industry partners to develop the right learning programmes for you. We have been rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

Waingels Adult Centre

The Waingels Adult centre is in the Waingels College campus in Waingels Road, Woodley. 

Woodley Hill House

The college makes use of facilities at Woodley Hill House in Eastcourt Avenue, Earley, to provide adult community courses.

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Contact information 

Bracknell and Wokingham College
Church Road
RG12 1DJ

For questions or enquiries, please call us on:

0800 612 6008


The current Church Road campus was opened in 2009 by HRH The Earl of Wessex and has state-of-the-art facilities for students. The new Lexicon shopping centre is a two minute walk and the train and bus station are ten minutes away. 

The campus boasts hair and beauty salons, motor vehicle workshops, electrical installation and construction workshops, science labs, a hospitality and catering kitchen, photography and art studios, IT suites including CAD workstations and a Sport England grade sports facility. The excellent facilities are matched by our professional, dedicated and industry-experienced teaching and learning staff. 

Our Learning Resources Centre is a fantastic space for quiet study, as is the onsite Star Café which provides food and drinks. There are also quiet meeting places and communal areas to meet with friends or study.

The state-of-the-art building was purpose built and features many exciting professional environments to learn in, including:

  • Creative Arts – Open, light and airy art studios, which will inspire you to create your best work; Media studios equipped with professional equipment, including a green screen; Photography studio, a dark room and editing suites, so you'll get to know Photoshop inside out.
  • Construction and Electrical Installation – Dedicated workshops to help you put into practice all the skills you have learnt, in a safe, well equipped space
  • Hair and Beauty – You will learn the skills needed for industry success in our purpose-built salons, styling paying customers, fully supervised by our industry experienced lecturers.
  • Hospitality and Catering – Learn catering and front of house skills in our purpose-built kitchen.
  • Motor Vehicle – Our two dedicated motor vehicle workshops are fitted out with all the equipment you’ll find in garages, service and repair centres. We have many cars available to work on, including some donated by Honda, who are based in Bracknell.
  • Science Labs – If you’re interested in taking Science at A-level, our dedicated labs provide everything you’d expect.
  • Sports – Our Sport England grade sports hall has basketball and badminton courts, five-a-side football facilities and trampoline with harness.

In addition to the above, the Woodley Hill site boasts facilities including: teaching rooms, a pottery and a photographic studio. 

The Waingels Adult Centre has two multi-purpose classrooms and access to additional teaching space in the main Waingels College site.


In and around Bracknell and Wokingham

Bracknell is at the heart of the Thames Valley and is home to many large companies including: HP, Fujitsu, Honda, Waitrose, Panasonic, Avis, Daler-Rowney, Racal and Cable & Wireless.

The new Lexicon Shopping Centre has seen massive investment in the area, helping draw visitors from  Berkshire and further.

Wokingham has been voted as one of the best places to live in the UK a number of times.


Bracknell and Wokingham College is based in Bracknell at the Church Road campus. 

Walk and cycle

Bracknell and Wokingham College is a 10-minute walk from Bracknell town centre.  

We actively encourage our students to cycle to college and there is plenty of bike parking available on-site and cycle lanes locally.

Bus and train 

If walking or cycling isn't an option, Bracknell and Wokingham have an excellent bus network. The bus station is a 10-minute walk from the college and there are various stops close by. Our Woodley Hill House and Waingels Adult Centre campuses can also be easily reached by bus.

If you are jumping on the train, Bracknell railway station is a 10-minute walk from the campus. The station offers direct train links to Wokingham and Reading.


Bracknell and Wokingham College is situated on the Church Road roundabout in Bracknell. This campus offers limited parking and students are welcome to park at the Braccen Walk car park. We are able to validate your parking ticket for Braccen Walk at reception at a discounted rate. Woodley Hill House and Waingels Adult Centre have free car parking on site.