Summary of grades awarded

Effectiveness of leadership & management


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment


Personal development, behaviour and welfare


Outcomes for learners


16 to 19 study programmes


Provision for learners with high needs


A selection of comments from the Inspection Report

  • “Students strive to achieve the very high standards their teachers set. They make excellent progress, achieve their qualifications and progress to aspirational destinations.”
  • “The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. As a result, most students make rapid and sustained progress.”
  • “The Catholic mission of the college, to promote excellence, opportunity, challenge and support for all students in a caring environment, infuses the organisation. The behaviour and actions of governors, staff and students reflect this mission daily.”
  • “Students benefit from an extensive range of additional activities that build their self-confidence and self-awareness exceptionally well.”
  • “Teachers use highly effective and skilful questioning routinely which extends learning, probes deeper understanding and builds students’ confidence and resilience.”
  • “Leaders and managers foster a culture across the college that is compassionate and accepting of difference.”
  • “Students benefit significantly from valuable careers advice and guidance that help them make aspirational and sound decisions about their future.”
  • “Students’ progression into university, further education, employment and apprenticeships is excellent.”
  • “Governance, leadership and management are outstanding. Governors and leaders are relentless in their pursuit of excellence.”
  • “Teachers inspire and challenge students so that they are inquisitive and eager to learn.”
  • “Students are proud to study at the college. They value and respond positively to the very high expectations and aspirations teachers have of them.”
  • “The college has a vibrant modern campus with excellent facilities for learning.”
  • “Highly committed, skilled and enthusiastic teachers inspire and motivate students to achieve their very best.”

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