‘This is a Good college,’ Ofsted 2015

Prior Pursglove College has been judged to be a ‘Good’ college in its Ofsted inspection. Read the full report.

The college secured a Grade 2 ‘Good’ rating across all areas; overall effectiveness, outcomes for learners, teaching, learning and assessment and leadership and management.

During the visit, inspectors recognised ‘decisive and successful action’ by leaders to bring about ‘impressive improvement’.

In the published report, Ofsted noted:

  • Students ‘make good progress on their courses’
  • Teachers have ‘high expectations of students’
  • Students ‘develop skills for study, life and work’
  • Excellent progression to higher education. ‘Many students successfully apply to and are accepted at more prestigious universities’
  • The college ‘responds well to addressing local priorities’, including skills shortages
  • ‘Students receive good support from college staff, both within and beyond the classroom’
  • ‘The college is an inclusive and supportive environment and student diversity is valued, reflecting the college’s agreed value of respect for self, others and the community.’