Ofsted

beauchamp collegeBeauchamp College was inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of May 2011 by six inspectors. The registered Beauchamp College Childcare and Family Centre provision was also inspected under section 49 of the Childcare Act 2006.

The lead inspector, Mr Derrick Baughan HMI, is the author of the report. Please click here to read the report and also on the Ofsted website.

The Report

Overall effectiveness of the college: Grade 1 (outstanding)

Main Findings:

“The Beauchamp College provides an outstanding education for its students.”

“…all students gain a wide range of additional skills to enhance their future economic well being. Standards in English and mathematics are very high.”

“Students receive outstanding care guidance and support, meeting all their needs both academic and pastoral.”

“Students have a strong voice, and play an important role, in how the college is run.”

“The college knows itself well and is very self-critical.”

“Since the last inspection the college’s overall effectiveness has increased by one grade.”

“Governors are very effective at holding the college to account.”

How effective is the provision?

“Teachers are very knowledgeable and skilled at providing interesting and stimulating lessons.”

How effective are leadership and management?

“The relentless focus on improving outcomes underpins the work of the governors and staff.”

“The college is thoroughly integrated with the local community and often takes a lead role.”

Early Years Foundation Stage

“Children clearly enjoy their learning. Due to the well planned and innovative activities on offer, the development of skills knowledge and understanding is outstanding.”

SIxth Form

“The sixth form is successful in that about 91% of students progress to university, with the vast majority of this group getting their first or second choice. Almost all other students go into further education, training or work.”

Views of Parents and Carers

“The responses from parents and carers were very positive. Several praised the college for the way it helped their children and 96% of them were happy with their child’s experience at the college. Most of the parents and carers also thought that the college kept their children safe, that teaching was good and their child was making enough progress.”

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