Living at Reaseheath

Our halls of residence provide residential students with a safe place to settle into student life quickly and our facilities and student association led activities mean you will always have something to do!

Reaseheath College has on-site residential accommodation for up to 900 students, fully supported by a 24/7 safeguarding team. Alongside the range of accommodation, onsite facilities include:

  • Multiple catering outlets open at various points between 8am until 7pm
  • Under 18 and HE common rooms for you to socialise and relax
  • Student bar in the heart of the campus equipped with a pool table, table tennis and large screen TVs. The courtyard is open as a bar in the evenings for HE students.
  • Access to our state-of-the-art college gym and sports activities
  • Shuttle bus into Nantwich and local shops – specific days and times
  • Free WiFi in all halls
  • Free onsite car parking – you’ll need to obtain a permit from the transport office for this when you start at college

Find out more about living on campus on the student life at Reaseheath page.

Any full time students aged 16 and over may apply for a residential place and a bursary may be available to help with costs. Places are limited* so please ask for up to date details once you have been offered a place on a course.

You can visit a typical student room if you attend one of our Course Open Events or at your interview.

Reaseheath has residential places for students who require disabled facilities.

*Priority is given to students who live far away from Reaseheath and are unable to travel in on a daily basis, or would benefit educationally due to personal welfare and social problems.

Statement of Principles and practice

The college provides accommodation to students who are under the age of 18. The following statements are designed to help prospective students, and their parents, when deciding on the appropriateness of considering residential accommodation:

Accommodation Aim:

“Reaseheath College offers a residential provision, ensuring a safe and secure environment which facilitates academic recruitment and retention, whilst developing learners in their personal, social and life skills.”

  • Residential accommodation is offered to those prospective students who, due to distance away from the college, cannot travel on a daily basis or who have specific reasons requiring the need to be accommodated on the campus. A range of accommodation is offered on the campus at varying prices to those
  • The majority of students needs can be met by the college but facilities are not available to effectively support individuals with significant medical or other
  • The college offers around 300 bed spaces in a mix of single and shared rooms for under 18 year old students. All halls of residence are same gender and meet the National Care Standards Commission
  • Students under the age of 18 years of age are accommodated in same gender halls of residence separate from the over18 years old students who also live on the campus. All under18 students are accommodated on the main college campus where arrangements are in place to ensure high standards of welfare and safeguarding. Students who are under the age of 18 years of age are expected to follow specific rules which are designed to keep them safe.
  • Once a student is offered a place on their course they may apply for residential accommodation from May to start college in the following September. Applications for residential accommodation are reviewed by the Student Services team during July who allocate rooms on the basis of a range of factors which includes potential travel times and specific The final allocation of specific rooms is based on a number of factors and in those cases where it is not possible to offer a place in September, the student goes onto a waiting list.
  • Once in accommodation students normally remain in allotted Accommodation rules and arrangements are modified once a student reaches the age of 18 or if significant issues arise in their hall of residence. Any requests to change rooms have to be agreed with the Student Services Manager.
  • The care and safeguarding of students is maintained through a team of Safeguarding Officers with cover provided by staff of both genders on a 24 hour7 days a week bases. The team of Welfare Officers support students who have non-academic issues whilst at the college. All halls of residence are protected by access control, CCTV and vetted Safeguarding Officers. Although excellent monitoring arrangements are in place at the college it has to be recognised that a degree of maturity is required from the student to make a success of residential
  • Students are closely monitored whilst on the college campus and arrangements are in place to allow individuals to leave the campus in an evening in a controlled Under18 year old students in halls of residence are expected to abide by a specific set of rules (available on request) which are issued to students once a place has been offered. Parents are also asked to read the College Residential Agreement and confirm they also understand the rules and are asked to support the college in ensuring under 18 year old students follow rules.
  • A multi faith support member of staff is available at the college as is a multi-faith prayer room. The college catering outlets can provide special diets on
  • The college offers evening activities which are organised for Students are actively encouraged to participate in the wide range of activities offered by the college. The residential experience helps a student develop social and interpersonal skills.

Other information that is distributed to students but which is also available on request that students and parents can access:

  • Rules and Regulations – “College Residential Agreement”
  • Student Handbook and Diary

Accommodation costs

Under 18 Accommodation

Type of RoomCost per week including 7 day a week meals allowanceCost per week including 5 day a week meals allowance
Jodrell half en-suite£160£150
Cotton single en-suite£175£165
Tomkinson single en-suite£175£165
Reaseheath Hall£155£145

Over 18 Accommodation

Type of RoomSelf CateringCost per week including 7 day a week meals allowanceCost per week including 5 day a week meals allowanceRoom only
Chetwood single en-suite£130£180£170N/A
Platt single en-suite£130£180£170N/A
Tabley and 4 houses in Rode Halls (these are catered only)N/A£180£170N/A
Gawsworth, Capesthorne and Tatton Halls plus 1 house in Rode Hall (these are self-catered only)£130£180£170N/A

Applying for accommodation

During the application you will be asked for key information and to state your preferred choice/s of halls. Applicants will receive acknowledgement of their application which will then be used to allocate appropriate accommodation later in the year. Please don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a while following your initial application, be assured that we are working on things behind the scenes.

Once you have received confirmation of your allocated room you will be required to pay a retainer to secure your accommodation*. Those who are unsuccessful will be placed on a waiting list and advised of transport options. Accommodation contracts will be issued for signing by applicants/guardians/guarantors.

*For those applicants who are successful in securing accommodation the retainer will be converted into their accommodation deposit upon signing the accommodation contract.

  • FE Year 1 Contract – 36 weeks in accommodation
  • FE Year 2/3 Contract – 35 weeks in accommodation

Please note that all students may be required to vacate their halls of residence during college holiday periods. Please see the full list of Reaseheath College term dates for details of when holidays will take place.

Please read the Further Education Student Accommodation Licence Conditions and the Higher Education Student Accommodation Licence Conditions.

360 Accommodation Tour

Make yourself at home in any one of our high-quality accommodation options on campus, ranging from our new townhouses to our traditional halls of residence. Take a look at where you could be living on our 360 accommodation tour.

To navigate through the tour select the halls of residence using the tabs at the bottom. You can then click wherever you see a blue arrow and scroll around for the 360 experience!


If you are under the age of 18 you will be placed in catered accommodation. If you are over the age of 18 you are able to choose from catered or self-catered accommodation.

The Catering Team at Reaseheath offer a wide range of food options across the site for our students, staff and visitors. We offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals along with snacks throughout the day. The Catering Team can accommodate a variety of diets and food allergies so if you have specific needs please speak to a member of the team and they will be pleased to assist.

The Main Dining Room, breakfast: 8 – 9.30am, snacks: 10 – 11am, lunch: 12 – 1.30pm, snacks: 2 – 4pm, dinner: 4.30 – 6pm

The Main Dining Room offers breakfast from 8am and serves light breakfasts to freshly cooked full breakfasts.

Lunch service in the Main Dining Room offers soup, a main course (including a vegetarian option), salad bar, meal deal, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pasta.

Our evening meals are also served in the Main Dining Room and offer a choice of two main courses, vegetarian option, jacket potatoes, salad bar and dessert.

All residential students have the opportunity to purchase five or seven day meal packages which offers value for money and allows for planning of costs.

The Deli Bar, situated within the main dining room offers sandwiches made to order as well as jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings.

The Pizza Bar is open Monday – Wednesday 9pm-11pm and Thursday 8pm-12am.

Bootzone, 10am – 4pm

Bootzone is open for snacks and light lunches and you are able to visit wearing overalls and boots without changing. As a grab and go lunch option Bootzone serves homemade pies and sausage rolls as well as hot meat baps and ready made sandwiches.

Feast, 8.30am – 3pm

Feast is a smaller café experience offering snacks, jacket potatoes and toasted sandwiches.

Catering Van, 10am – 1.30pm

The Catering Van is situated at the Farm (near Agriculture) and offers hot snacks and drinks.


There are various vending machines across the site offering a variety of snacks and hot drinks.

*The information is correct as of 8th March 2021. All information and times are subject to change.

*All costs referenced below are correct for the 2019/20 academic year and are subject to change for 2020/21.

All students in catered accommodation will have the choice of a 5 or 7 day meal package.

A 5 day meal package is from Sunday dinner through to Friday lunch. As part of our safeguarding provision we endeavour to ensure that our students are eating healthily and regularly. We therefore encourage our students to eat a set 3 meals a day, all of which will be healthy and balanced.

Student ID cards will be set up with meal vouchers to purchase three balanced meals. This will mean 3 separate meal vouchers will be set up in order for you to purchase breakfast (up to the value of £2.40), lunch (up to the value of £3.60) and evening meal (up to the value of £3.60). This equates to meals to the total value of £9.60, for which you will pay £8 per day only. The use of these meal vouchers therefore is better value for money than purchasing food with cash or card in our outlets.

The 7 day meal package includes three meals per day Monday – Friday with the opportunity for two meals each day during the weekend. Each day comprising of three specific meals i.e. breakfast (to the value of £2.50), lunch (to the value of £3.50) and evening meal (to the value of £3.50). This is with exception of Saturday and Sunday which comprise of brunch and evening meal.

The meal vouchers supplied can only be used for the relevant meal and unfortunately cannot be saved to use another time.

If you wish to purchase items such as soft drinks, crisps and chocolate you would need to cover the cost yourself.

As a guide costs are:

  • Breakfast (2 rashers bacon, 2 sausages, hash brown, tomatoes, beans, fried egg and toast) -£4.70
  • A main meal deal includes a main course item with self service potatoes and vegetables – £3.60
  • A pasta meal deal of a main pasta + a sauce +1 side dish – £2.50
  • Salad bar boxes: large – £2, small – £1.20
  • Freshly made sandwiches and wraps from the Deli Bar – £1.50 – £2.50
  • Homemade pies from Bootzone – £2

Types of Accommodation Available

Accommodation available to under 18 males


Cotton Hall is a modern under 18 Halls of Residence which has full en-suite facilities. In addition, each corridor has its own communal kitchen area with microwave, toaster and kettle. Cotton Hall has 46 bed spaces.

Reaseheath Hall

Reaseheath Hall is a single room with toilet and shower facilities down the corridor close to the rooms. The room also has a bed, desk, chair, draws and wardrobe. Reaseheath Hall has 16 rooms in total.

Accommodation available to under 18 females


Tomkinson Hall is a modern under 18 Halls of Residence which has full en-suite facilities. In addition, each corridor has its own communal kitchen with microwave, toaster and kettle. Tomkinson Hall has 48 bed spaces.


Jodrell Hall is an under 18 Halls of Residence which has half en-suite facilities. Each room has its own sink and has shared shower, toilet facilities and a communal kitchen area with use of a microwave, toaster and kettle. Jodrell Hall has 37 bed spaces.

Accommodation available to over 18s


Chetwood Hall is a modern Halls of Residence which has full en-suite facilities. In addition, each corridor has its own communal kitchen with microwave, toaster and kettle. Chetwood Hall has 96 bed spaces.


Platt is a modern mixed gender Halls of Residence which has en-suite facilities. In addition each corridor has its own communal kitchen with microwave, toaster and kettle. Platt Hall has 152 bed spaces.

Town Houses

Kitchen in Tatton, Gawsworth, Capesthorne, and 1 house in Rode – self catered option below:

Kitchen in Tabley and 4 houses in Rode – catered option below:

We offer two options for our brand-new town houses for over 18s:

  • Catered town houses are based in our Rode and Tabley accommodation, these have their own communal kitchen area, which includes a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridges and freezers, as well as a communal living area
  • Self-catering town houses are based in our Tatton, Gawsworth, Capesthorne houses as well as one within the Rode accommodation. These have a larger communal living area with a large kitchen/dining area. These kitchens have all the facilities described within the catering option as well as a cooker

Both options are for either 6, 8, or 10 people and have one bathroom per 2 students.

Moving in to Reaseheath College and University Centre

See how moving in day looks for UCR student Elliot living in our brand new town houses!