HMP Coldingley is focused on the resettlement of prisoners. It provides a framework to support the achievement of realistic resettlement goals by offering opportunities to prisoners willing to work hard and accept responsibility for achieving those goals.
Coldingley prison is situated on the edge of a common and within residential roads. There is plenty of on-site parking. The Education Department is small and friendly. The facilities in the main Education building are good and you could almost believe you were in a College rather than a prison when you are there. Staff in the education department would like to ensure that all learners achieve their full potential and are able to attain the qualifications, and learn the skills necessary, to successfully resettle back into the community on release and secure employment. They recognise that many of the learners in their care have usually not had the best start in life and have not engaged with education in the past. They aim to make the lessons interesting, relevant, enjoyable and worthwhile to the learners in order to inspire them to achieve.