College receives ‘Good’ news from Ofsted


Stockton Sixth Form College has been judged to be a ‘Good’ college in its recent Ofsted inspection.

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

The judgement makes the college the first in the region to be rated ‘Good’ under the new Ofsted inspection framework.

Inspectors recognised the college’s “high success rates across levels of study”, “very effective support for students” and leaders’ “ambitious vision” for its future.

Excellent student progression was also noted, with the college “preparing students well” for their next steps and placing every completing student in a positive destination to either further or higher education or employment in 2013.

Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “We are exceptionally proud of Ofsted’s findings and thrilled that the inspectors recognised the journey we have made over the last eighteen months.

“Both staff and students have worked phenomenally hard since our last inspection relentlessly driving forward improvements, becoming increasingly rigorous in our approach and continuing to secure excellent results and positive outcomes for all of our students.”

“The Ofsted team recognised our ambitious vision for the college and community we serve, and this is something we will take forward as we continue our journey to become Outstanding.”