Shrewsbury Sixth Form College receives good Ofsted report

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College has been awarded a ‘good’ rating in its recent Ofsted assessment.

The college, which has over 1,500 students and campuses in both the town centre and also in the former Wakeman School at English Bridge, was inspected last month. Ofsted awarded it an overall rating of ‘good’ in all the main aspects, which are overall effectiveness, outcomes for learners, teaching, learning and assessment, and leadership and management.

The report said: “Students achieve a high proportion of high grades at advanced level. Students develop adequate skills for employment.” The college, which offers A-levels and BTECs, was also commended for its harmonious environment and overall effectiveness.

Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ rating was not issued due to the college not being sufficiently rigorous in its tracking of students’ progress. It also recommended that staff use information learning technology in more lessons to stimulate and enhance students’ learning.

Principal Martin Ward said: “This is a pleasing outcome and reflects very good results for students over an extended period of time.” The principal also thanked the staff, saying this result was a significant event in their careers.