Ofsted "Outstanding"

Sir John Deane鈥檚 Sixth Form College maintains highest possible Ofsted rating

Sir John Deane鈥檚 Sixth Form College has been judged聽鈥涣耻迟蝉迟补苍诲颈苍驳鈥澛by Ofsted, maintaining the highest possible rating, following an inspection in October.

In the report, published on Friday 25th November 2022, the College was rated 鈥榦耻迟蝉迟补苍诲颈苍驳鈥听颈苍听all areas, including:

  • The quality of education聽(OUTSTANDING)
  • Behaviour and attitudes聽(OUTSTANDING)
  • Personal development聽(OUTSTANDING)
  • Leadership and management聽(OUTSTANDING)
  • Education programmes for young people聽(OUTSTANDING)

Amongst many highlights, the report states how students do聽鈥渆xceptionally well鈥澛and are well looked after due to an ambitious curriculum, outstanding teaching and learning and tailored support.

The report noted:聽鈥淭eachers are exceedingly passionate about the subjects they teach. Teachers work cohesively with mentors to provide excellent teaching and support for students.

鈥淪tudents are proud to study at the college and feel part of a community. They are highly motivated, caring and conscientious individuals, who consistently demonstrate exemplary behaviours.鈥

The report also highlighted the opportunities for students beyond the classroom, listing the huge range of co-curricular activities available, personal development curriculum and careers guidance.

Principal Christopher Atherton, said: 鈥淚n an era when it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain an 鈥渙utstanding鈥 judgement, we are incredibly proud that Sir John Deane鈥檚 remains 鈥渙utstanding鈥 in all areas and has done so for the last 15 years.

鈥淚 am very grateful to my colleagues for the many years of hard work that have gone in to making Sir John Deane鈥檚 Sixth Form College such a special place to study and work.鈥

颁濒颈肠办听here聽to view the full report by Ofsted.