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 2020: Summary

Key strengths

  • a challenging curriculum that enables students to achieve and often exceed expectations
  • high levels of support for students
  • students value the accessibility of drop-in workshops and the one-to-one support they receive
  • students' participation in enrichment activities develops their sense of social justice and broadens their knowledge and skills
  • highly qualified and experienced careers staff
  • excellent facilities and resources
  • students are very well prepared for their aspirational next steps
  • safeguarding is effective and given a high priority


Summary of Grades Awarded

Overall effectiveness Outstanding
The quality of education Outstanding
Behaviour and attitudes Outstanding
Personal development Outstanding
Leadership and management Outstanding
Education programmes for young people Outstanding
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection Outstanding