We are extremely proud of the work that our staff and students carry out every day; work that has been positively reflected in the comments made by Ofsted after their last visit.
These are just a few examples of how the College’s every day ethos is realised in the learning environment on a daily basis. We would encourage all prospective parents to read the full Ofsted report, make comparisons with local schools and view current performance data in order to make the correct, informed decision about the right school for their child. We would also highly recommend seeing the College environment first hand, either through our Open Events or in a private tour of the College. Tours can be arranged directly by calling 01626 367 335.
The College also actively encourages feedback, which can be submitted directly to Ofsted through Parent View.
A few of our favourite Ofsted comments:
Pupils take on positions of responsibility as ambassadors for such things as promoting anti-bullying strategies, mentoring younger pupils and providing mental health support.
Leaders plan the curriculum to reflect pupils' abilities and interests. The curriculum offers pupils a wide-ranging set of subjects, academic and vocational pathways that enable them to move smoothly into training, apprenticeships or the sixth form.
The special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) leads her team of assistant learning coaches effectively. She spends the funding efficiently and, consequently, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are making strong progress.
The principal is a role model for staff and pupils in the school. He leads by example and provides a well-balanced environment in which pupils are learning well.
Students in the sixth form are achieving significantly above average in the majority of their A Level subjects because teaching is good.
The study programmes for 16-to-19-year-old are effective. Students go on work experience and placements that prepare them for life beyond school.
Pupils have a strong moral conscience and understand the consequences of their choices.
Pupils are respectful of each other and adults. Their behaviour is consistently of a high standard.
Leaders, staff and pupils work well together and this provides for a harmonious school, where pupils are thriving.