Ofsted 2019

In December 2019 Godalming College was inspected on the new Education Inspection Framework and was found to be OUTSTANDING.  We are the first specialist Sixth Form provider in the country to be awarded outstanding under the new framework and the first College in the South East region to retain its Outstanding status against this and previous frameworks.

Some highlights from the inspection are as follows:

• Students thrive in the atmosphere of industrious learning that leaders and staff have created
• Students greatly enjoy their time at College and relish their education
• Trustees, leaders, managers and staff have very high expectations of their students. They have developed an outstanding culture in the College, which concentrates strongly on learning and developing students' independent learning skills
• Leaders, managers and staff set very clear expectations for their students
• Staff make sure that students learn to work well together
• Students are strongly motivated to learn
• Almost all students produce high quality work, with a substantial proportion producing work of excellent quality
• The proportion of students who make better than expected progress is very high
• Disadvantaged students and those with SEND receive useful support both within class and from specialist support teachers
• Almost all students know how to improve as a result of the clear and effective feedback they receive from their teachers
• Students benefit from useful and informative careers advice that helps them decide their next steps after College.
• Staff are highly positive about working at the College
• Most students progress to their first choice of university or specialist College
• Very many students from Godalming College go onto to gain first class or 2(i) degrees


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