Ofsted and DfE Performance Tables
Our last Ofsted inspection recognised our considerable achievements in both GCSEs and the IB programme grading the school as Outstanding in every category.
To view the Department for Education Performance Tables please follow the link: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
For the latest full Ofsted Report please CLICK HERE.
For the Interim Assessment Report, please CLICK HERE.
For the Welfare Inspection Report, please CLICK HERE.
The inspection of boarding at the College took place 12th to 14th March 2019 under the Social Care Common Inspection Framework. The report can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.
The Inspectors judged the College to be fully compliant with the National Minimum Standards. This is testament to the work of the College boarding staff in looking after the boarders and the boarding houses. In the main report, the College received a rating of ‘good’ in all three categories. The Inspectors were extremely positive about many areas of the College’s provision, citing the staff as ‘exceptional role models for boarders’ and the boarders as ‘ambitious and well-rounded individuals’. The praise for many areas of boarding life was significant, with the work of the College caterers, the Health Centre, and the variety of activities available being singled out for praise. The Report was very positive about the work of the Governing Body and spoke highly of the rigorous recruitment process for staff followed by the College. It is also important to note the commendations in the Report of the College’s Child Protection procedures.
The College is disappointed not to have maintained the ‘outstanding’ rating for boarding which it received in 2016. However, as the Report identifies, the College has both the desire and the capacity to address the shortfalls and to ensure that the standard of boarding matches the College’s expectations in all areas. The Report has addressed three areas which relate to record keeping and internal communication procedures. These are clearly a priority for the College and changes have already been put in place to address these and to bring these areas up to the standard of other areas of the boarding provision which were praised in the Report. It is important that these recommendations are addressed quickly and effectively, and the College Senior Leadership Team and Governors will be focusing on addressing these areas during the coming term.