Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw dropped in on a Yorkshire college and praised it as an “example to others”.
The four-hour visit, on Friday, February 22, to Hull College involved meeting staff and students and came four years after it got outstanding across the board following inspection.
Sir Michael said: “The college has certainly impressed me. It is my third visit to a college and it was a heart-warming experience.
“I have spoken to the students and the staff and all of them have said how much they enjoy working here, being here and learning here.
“This is a shining beacon of good practice and one of the issues we have just discussed is how we can disseminate that good practice to other institutions.”
Hull College chief executive Gary Warke said: “We’re very proud of our students and staff and all that they achieve, and the fact Sir Michael has gone away with such a positive impression of the organisation will only serve as motivation to continue striving even harder.”