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Why Choose Us?

Looking for a unique college experience? At Merrist Wood College we can offer you a 400 acre outdoor classroom as well as...

  • Beautiful estate including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands
  • New state of the art Animal Management Centre
  • Tutors are, in many cases, industry specialists with extensive experience of working in their relevant field
  • Only landbased college in Surrey
  • Free student on-site parking
  • New Supported Learning Centre
  • Accommodation rated 'outstanding' ofsted 2014 – Over 100 rooms and a dedicated recreational area
  • National and international reputation amongst employers and industry 
  • Comprehensive work experience opportunities for all students to ensure suitability and relevance for careers
  • Over 50 years experience in teaching land-based subjects
  • Facilities
    • One of the largest indoor equine arenas in the south east
    • Wide range of animals including farm, reptiles, domestic, aquatics, meerkats, rare breeds and birds of prey
    • Access to adjoining 18 hole golf course
    • Dedicated sports pitches maintained by Sports Turf students

So if you are looking for a career in the outdoors and want to learn from our experts then this is the place to start!


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01483 88 40 00

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