About us

About us

Queen Mary’s College is an inclusive, vibrant and high achieving sixth form college in Basingstoke, Hampshire, for students over 16 years old.

Situated on a large leafy campus QMC is open to everyone who wants to be here: young people of all levels of ability, with all kinds of talents, backgrounds, interests and ambitions. The College is committed to and values equalities, diversity and inclusion. Whatever your achievements so far and whatever your hopes for the future, you are welcome.


Our Mission is: to invest in individuals to build better futures.

QMC Values and ethos

  • To Excel in everything we do.
  • To be Inclusive in our approach to student recruitment, teaching, learning and support.
  • To Innovate and Inspire in curriculum delivery and design: our best keeps getting better.
  • To Respond to the needs of every learner regardless of their starting points; we will empower them with the skills, knowledge and resilience necessary for success.
  • To Enable every member of the college community to achieve the extraordinary.

Strategic Aims & Objectives

  • Quality & Standards: To ensure that every learner aspires to and achieves the highest possible qualification grades, irrespective of their academic starting points.
  • Teaching, Learning & Curriculum: To provide a coherent and responsive curriculum that successfully meets the needs and interests of all learners.
  • Financial Sustainability & Resource Management: To deliver the best possible learning environment through a staffing and resource infrastructure of the highest calibre, whilst sustaining the financial stability of the college.
  • Reputation & Relationships: To ensure that Queen Mary’s is acknowledged as the sixth form college of choice by students, parents and all other key stakeholders, and continues to make an outstanding contribution to the wider community through its partnership work.
  • Leadership & Governance: To use strategic leadership and governance to bring about sustainable growth, financial security and outstanding achievements and outcomes for all learners.

Equality and Diversity

When we say Queen Mary’s College is for everyone, we mean it. QMC is an inclusive place, where individuals can be valued and aspire to meet their potential whoever they are.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion have evolved significantly over recent months, and we continue to evolve with it.

We want to ensure that the College is consciously aware of any inequality, ensuring that diversity is not only celebrated, but reflected throughout the College community, and we want to actively engage in the process of people feeling supported to be who they are.

QMC is a safe place for everyone and what is at the heart of it is kindness, value, and empowerment for all.


There are several marked ‘disability friendly’ parking spaces across Queen Mary’s College car parks. There are ramped or level access to all buildings and accommodation ramps or lifts are available internally. Many doorways are double width and have automatic opening doors. We have endeavoured to place appropriate and clear signage at key points across the site. We also have accessible toilet facilities available throughout the campus.

If you have any comments, questions or feedback about the site please contact Jilly Smith, Premises Co-ordinator on 01256 51700 ext 5400 or email jilly.smith@qmc.ac.uk

Grace Shelbourn

QMC has a great community feel and the College is always on top of problems both within it and the wider world. We are taught regularly about issues such as Diversity & British Values as well as learning valuable skills that will open many opportunities for us in the future! – Cranbourne