INSPECTION DATES: 7-9th December 2016
REPORT PUBLISHED: 25th January 2017
Birkenhead Sixth Form College have been given the highest possible rating by education watchdog OFSTED as their recent inspection found that we are OUTSTANDING in every area.
"Students develop into young adults with a thirst for learning." - Ofsted inspection report, 25/01/2017
After OFSTED’s visit in Deecember 2016 and using their tough new regulation framework, the Outstanding report has now been officially published on their website as of 25th January 2017, which lists the maximum scores in all five categories of inspection, as well as offering glowing praise of our staff, management, and of course, our fantastic students.
Principal at the College, Mike Kilbride, explained: “The new style inspections are tough and really drill into the detail of everything an organisation does. We are therefore very proud that Ofsted have recognised the high quality education we give our students with their grading of the college as outstanding in all areas. It really is quite humbling.”
Mr Kilbride continued: “There is no secret to being outstanding: just have superb staff, work really hard, be thoughtful and reflective in everything you do and never let go of the details.”
The news follows on from Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s shortlisting for the prestigious TES ‘Sixth Form College of the Year Award 2017’, as well as achieving A Level results placing in the top 10% nationally for progression in students’ grades in 2016.