"There is a culture of ambition in the sixth form"
"Students are overwhelmingly positive about their experience in the sixth form"
"Sixth-form students conduct themselves maturely and focus conscientiously on their studies"
"A consistent approach to teaching, learning and assessment across the college prepares students well..."
"Examination results show that students have made good progress since finishing their GCSE studies"
Please find our latest Ofsted report attached below. At the date of our last inspection, although Bramcote College Sixth Form was the sixth form provision for the White Hills Park Trust, it was designated as a part of Alderman White School, which is why the report refers to Alderman White School and not to Bramcote College. If you would like to see the report for Bramcote College's 11-16 provision, it can be found here.
As you will see from the report, the overall judgement was that we are providing a good standard of education for your children, and that all key aspects, namely Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Personal Development, Behaviour and Safety, and Outcomes for Pupils are good. It is very gratifying that the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, Directors and, of course, students is recognised in such a positive way. We are delighted that inspectors speak so positively about the progress we have made, and are continuing to make.
Inspectors have recognised much of the excellent work that takes place at the college. They confirmed that we provide strong support to all students, noting that students themselves say ‘we are all seen as individuals’ and that ‘students are overwhelmingly positive about their experience in the sixth form’. The quality of teaching is also recognised as a strength, and something that we have worked very hard to improve to such high levels. Leadership at all levels is praised, including the leadership shown by Directors, as well as senior and middle leaders across the board. The wonderful extra-curricular opportunities that our students can access are also highlighted in the report.
Inspectors praise the ‘culture of ambition’ at the college. They are confident that our students make good progress across the curriculum. They said that students are given excellent support and advice to plan their next steps after College, and all go on to suitable destinations because ‘staff give good advice to students before they join the sixth form and then support them well during their time at the college’. Students themselves told Inspectors ‘they recognise the role that college leaders play in ensuring their progress and were appreciative of the support they receive’. They saw on the inspection that students continue to develop English and Maths skills well and benefit from a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum.
We are delighted and proud that our students’ conduct is described as ‘exemplary’, and that they are confident learners. We are also very pleased that the work that our team does to promote personal development and students’ personal development and safety is praised so highly, and that the work we do with our bursary programme is highlighted. I would also like to thank all the parents who completed surveys for the Inspectors, which were overwhelmingly positive and supportive.
We would like to reassure parents that we will use this report as a springboard to continue our improvement – we have the highest aspirations for the students of Bramcote College, and we will build on this success in the coming months and years. Our area to improve from Ofsted is to deliver ‘exceptional progress’ for our students and we are all committed to ensuring that we meet this target with all of our students.