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Eligibility & Charges | How to Apply

How to apply

To apply for residency at the College, simply follow this step-by-step guide.

Step 1 – Enquiry

All enquiries are handled by the Steward who will also advise you on the availability of cottages. She can be contacted by telephone on 01488 684408.

Step 2 – Viewing

This is strictly by appointment only. To arrange a suitable time the Warden should be contacted. Her telephone number is available from the Steward and this can be arranged after your initial enquiry.

Step 3 – Application Form and Medical Form

After visiting, if you decide you would like to apply to become a resident, please ask the Warden for an application form and medical form, then send the completed forms to –

The Steward, at the address on the bottom of the application form
All applications must include:
1. Your reason for applying
2. Your age and personal status (eg widow, divorced, unmarried)
3. Your personal financial position
4. Your full postal address (and telephone number if possible)
5. Two personal references (and contact numbers for the referees)
6. A medical form completed by your doctor

Step 4 – Availability and Meeting with Trustees

Once you have returned the two forms, and if you are considered eligible, you will be invited to meet some of the Trustees.

Step 5 – Notification

Shortly after your meeting with the Trustees, you will be notified as to whether your application has been successful.




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