OFSTED 2020 Report

Wow. To the teachers, support staff, students, their parents, their hosts and everyone else who makes life at the College so enriching and wonderful: thank you! Those who know the College know that it is a special place, a place where understanding the world around us is at the heart of everything we do, and a place where students and teachers work together to build and discover science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, mathematics and more. It is fantastic to see this reflected in the latest Ofsted report.



The quality of education is Outstanding

“Leaders say their aim is to help students to achieve the highest standards in mathematics and science and to prepare them to become leaders in their chosen careers. The college does this extremely well. The A-level curriculum is very well planned and delivered. “

Behaviour and attitudes are Outstanding

“Behaviour is excellent. Students have extremely positive attitudes towards their learning and always listen carefully in lessons. They work very hard. They are not afraid of making mistakes and understand the importance of not giving up when they find something difficult.”

Personal development is Outstanding

“Students in all three year groups have access to a rich, well-planned and broad curriculum. As well as this, they are given opportunities to take part in a wide range of exciting, high-quality experiences. These include sporting activities such as skiing and rock climbing, and creative activities such as art competitions and performing at the Belgrade Theatre. They take part in debates with local schools and enter Olympiad competitions in a wide range of subjects.”

Sixth-form provision is Outstanding

“Students are given high-quality guidance and support in careers. The wide programme of activities includes visiting speakers from industry and universities, and attending conferences, open days and residential courses. Individual support from knowledgeable tutors makes sure students are given the best possible advice. Students say they greatly value this support and feel very well prepared for the next stage of their education or employment.”