Opposite ends but same Ofsted results joy

Opposite ends but same Ofsted results joy

Two general FE colleges at opposite ends of England have received glowing Ofsted reports.

York College and Weston College, in Somerset, were both rated outstanding following inspections by the education watchdog at the end of last year.

In both cases, the ratings were improvements on gradings of good from preceding inspections. York, with grade one results in every headline field, was praised for success rates and student and apprentice progress. It was rated good or outstanding in most sub-fields, apart from science and foundation level English, which were both said to “require improvement”.

And Weston College, also with grade one results in every headline field, was outstanding in all subject areas except three – science, motor engineering and business administration and management.