Inspection Reports & Information

The college received its last full inspection in March 2008. The main findings are outlined below. If you would like to read the full inspection report this is available on the Ofsted website or via the link below.

Other Inspection Reports

We have had other more focussed inspections, these are listed below:


Ofsted Inspection 2008: Summary

Key strengths

  • outstanding achievement and high standard of students’ work
  • highly effective teaching and learning
  • broad and inclusive sixth form college curriculum
  • exceptionally good use of data to support learning
  • excellent quality assurance procedures that maintain high standards and
  • promote improvement
  • highly effective guidance and support for students
  • extensive and well attended enrichment activities that broaden students’ horizons
  • outstanding leadership and management.

Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the consistency of target setting in progress review action plans to help students improve.

Summary of Grades Awarded

Effectiveness of provision Outstanding: Grade 1
Capacity to improve Outstanding: Grade 1
Achievement and standards Outstanding: Grade 1
Quality of provision Outstanding: Grade 1
Leadership and management Outstanding: Grade 1
Equality of opportunity Outstanding: Contributory Grade