Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place in March 2016 and confirmed that City College Plymouth continues to be a ‘Good’ college with outstanding features.
City College is one of only a few colleges to buck the national trend by being awarded a ‘Good’ rating. The annual report by the Government Chief Inspector highlights “the majority of general FE colleges inspected this year were judged less than good”. It is, therefore, all the more impressive that Ofsted has praised the College for providing good education and training to our students.
The inspectors found that the College has “placed a strong emphasis on developing students’ English and mathematics” and that “teachers of vocational subjects integrate English and mathematics into lessons well”. The number of our students aged 16-18 achieving GCSE A*-C in English was found to be well above the national average.
We were delighted to find that students reported they are happy studying at the College and the inspectors reported that “leaders and managers have strengthened the arrangements for monitoring and improving the quality of teaching and learning successfully”.
Additionally, our apprentices “make very good progress, with a higher proportion than the national average completing their programmes successfully”.
Phil Davies, Principal and Chief Executive of City College, said: “We are delighted with the results of our recent Ofsted inspection. I am incredibly proud of the work that our students, staff and employer partners do at the College, and we are happy to have maintained our status as a ‘Good’ college.”