Inspectors praise sixth form college

March 03 2017

ST Brendan’s Sixth Form College has maintained its Ofsted rating of good following its latest inspection.

ST Brendan’s Sixth Form College has maintained its Ofsted rating of good following its latest inspection.

The college, which has 1750 students, was judged on a range of different aspects including the quality of teaching, student safety and welfare, leadership and management and learner outcomes, and was judged ‘good’ in all of them.

St Brendan’s was last inspected five years ago and the Ofsted team noted impressive improvements.

Inspectors praised the curriculum on offer at the college in Brislington, whose students come from across a wide area. 

“The college has embraced the principles of study programmes through demonstrable commitment to ensuring that each student has a broad and balanced programme that prepares them well for life in modern Britain,” the report said.

“Students benefit from excellent care and support which help their emotional and mental well-being.” 

Alongside 70 different A-levels and BTECs, St Brendan’s has  a programme for students who need an extra year of support and preparation before moving on to their A-level study; the report highlighted the college’s success with these learners.

Principal Michael Jaffrain  said:  “We are delighted by what the inspectors had to say about the college. They were very impressed by the amount of change that has taken place over the last few years and its positive impact on the student population and the culture of the college."