We remain a GOOD college!
During our recent inspection in April 2023, Ofsted praised staff and students for creating a supportive learning community where ‘students are respectful and engaged in their learning’.
The full Ofsted report is available to view online here.
High Quality Teaching in State-of-the-Art Facilities
Teachers use praise and reward to motivate students, and students respond positively. Teachers are committed to widening the opportunities for their students, including encouraging applications to prestigious universities.
Teachers provide clear explanations and examples to help students understand new concepts and deepen their knowledge.
Teachers are committed to widening the opportunities for their students, including encouraging applications to prestigious universities.
In 2022, 7 of our students were offered a place at the University of Cambridge or Oxford University.
Broad Range of Courses
Students are respectful and engaged in their learning across a range of A Levels, T Levels and BTEC qualifications.
More Than Just Qualifications
Teachers and leaders have high aspirations for their learner encouraging students to participate in enrichment opportunities outside of their studies.
Leaders have created a clear careers strategy which is linked to the fundamental principles of increasing access to higher education in an area with low participation rates.
Learners feel safe at college. Teachers and support staff are approachable, and students know where to go for help.
Students with high needs are supported beyond their education, health, and care plan to make the progress they are capable of in the college. Leaders ensure that those with a responsibility for safeguarding, such as the designated safeguarding lead, are knowledgeable and carry out regular and wide-ranging training on safeguarding topics to allow them to execute their roles effectively.