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Grace Atkinson Trust Donation


As the old year draws to an end we are pleased to have received a huge donation of £30,000 from the Grace Atkinson Trust.  Miss Atkinson lived and worked in Alton for many years and left in her will money to be used by a number of charities. When the trustees discovered that one of those charities no longer existed they decided that the Alton College Foundation was a worthy replacement.


UPDATE: The bus has now been delivered and is in daily use by the college




Welcome to Aerogen


We are pleased to announce that Aerogen, an Alton based engineering company has become our latest Sponsor.  For more information about the company see their website



Essay Competition


We recently had the great pleasure of presenting the prizes for  a special essay competition sponsored by Sir Simon and Lady Virginia Robertson and Sir James Scott. As a long-time supporter of the Foundation, Sir Simon Robertson had set a challenge for students at the College to address an important issue of the day by answering the question:  


“How can the current political economy be reorganised without undue disruption in order to reduce inequality within our society in the UK?”


Alton College students had risen to the challenge and produced comprehensive essays to address the question.   The winner of the competition, Lucy Bayliss, received £2,500 for her winning submission sponsored by Sir Simon and Lady Virginia Robertson.  The runner-up, Alf Hamer, received £750 sponsored by Sir James Scott.


Read the winning essays:

Lucy Bayliss Essay

Alf Hamer Essay