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Ofsted Information

Ofsted Information

You can view our lastest Ofsted Report below:

Ofsted Report March 2024

Some highlights from our March 2024 Ofsted report:

Behaviour and attitudes                                Outstanding

Personal development                                   Outstanding

Provision for learners with high needs       Outstanding


'Students understand how to be responsible, caring and active citizens. They make a positive difference in their communities.' 

'Students with high needs describe a transformational journey that they experience through attending the college.'

'The majority of students achieve higher than expected grades.'

'Students develop substantial new knowledge, skills, and behaviours over time. They develop independent study skills from the start of their time at the college.'

'… students … achieve successfully and progress to positive destinations. These include universities, drama schools and degree apprenticeships.'

'Students receive regular, high-quality and impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance throughout their time at the college.'

'Staff promote fundamental British values very effectively through all teaching and learning activities … (and) in their expectations for behaviour in lessons and around the college.'

'Teachers are ambitious for what students can achieve.'

'… teachers do not accept that students with lower GCSE grades on entry to the college cannot achieve the highest grades at A level or on their vocational courses. This approach inspires students and motivates them to be successful in life.'

'… learning support staff create highly detailed and effective support plans that help teachers and teaching assistants to apply specific strategies to help students to succeed.'

'Teachers are highly qualified and subject experts.'

'Teachers appreciate the care that leaders show towards them and their well-being. Leaders take a supportive approach to improve teachers’ performance. This has a positive impact on the quality of teaching that students receive.'

'Leaders provide a very broad and varied range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities … These activities and events support students to develop their character, resilience and curiosity about the world around them.'

'Leaders provide their students with a high standard of education and support to enable them to achieve their full potential. They ensure that social disadvantage is not a barrier to students’ success.'

'Leaders have put in place a comprehensive range of effective quality assurance processes to monitor and improve the quality of education. This has led to significant improvements across most subject areas.'

'Governors are proud to serve the college and its students. Governors challenge senior leaders robustly about the impact of the actions they take to improve the quality of education.'

“We are absolutely delighted to have such a strong OFSTED inspection report which is testament to the hard work of our dedicated and talented staff and students. Thank you to our Governing Body, to all of the parents/carers and other stakeholders who support Holy Cross College to achieve such high standards.”

Carina Vitti