Excellent ISI Inspection Report Published March 2012
We are delighted to announce that the College has received an exceptionally positive report in its most recent inspection, carried out on Tuesday 31st January-Friday 3rd February by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The report describes particular strengths of the College as follows:
|Teaching is excellent…The contribution of teaching drives the students’ excellent achievement and exceptional academic progress.
|Students regard their teachers highly and value their subject expertise and the painstaking way in which they povide support. Teachers have cultivated an exceptionally strong work ethic
|Students are highly motivated, and say that they have been galvanised into much greater effort than they had shown in the past. In particular, the very close monitoring of their progress is a strong motivating factor
|The students’ academic and other achievements are excellent. Students make exceptionally rapid progress academically. They achieve their examination goals with resounding success
|The college is highly successful in achieving its aims of fostering high academic outcomes and at the same time boosting students’ capacity for vigorous independent academic effort and personal organisation…students’ highly positive attitudes enable them to profit greatly from the excellent teaching that is provided.
|Students’ personal development is excellent. It is shaped and cultivated by the colleges’ excellent pastoral care system, which requires students to be rigorous in self-evaluation and determined and sharply focused in their efforts
|The academic curriculum development is excellent and is a major strength of the college. Class sizes are very small and there is a flexibility in the range of courses and subjects offered. As a result, a timetable can be tailored to the individual requirements of each student
|The college has clear educational direction: it is highly successful in enabling students to make rapid progress and attain their personal goals of admission to places on prestigious university courses
This report builds on the previous impressive Ofsted Inspection Report of February 2009. It provides eloquent testimony to the hard work and dedication of our teachers as well as the ‘excellent attitudes’ of the students.