Delighted college bosses say their ‘good’ inspection rating will be the springboard for them to offer even more services to students.
Boston College was rated ‘good’ following an inspection by education watchdog Ofsted, which took place in June.
The result marks a step up from the college’s ‘requires improvement’ rating at the last inspection, with inspectors impressed by the teaching, leadership and results of pupils.
College principal Amanda Mosek said: “I am absolutely delighted to have received such a fantastic Ofsted report and very proud of all the staff at Boston College.
“The reports highlights our students’ good achievements and confirms that we are very effective at preparing young people for the world of work or university.
“I am also extremely pleased to see that the Ofsted inspectors recognised the important role that the college plays in the local community and the strong culture of respect that exists at the college. This report will give parents and young people confidence that Boston College is the right choice for post-16 education. “
The principal revealed that the rating signals the college’s move into offering courses for younger students.
She added: “Receiving this positive verdict from Ofsted means that Boston College will now be able to take young people from the age of 14 and this is something that we will be looking to do from September 2015. We will be offering a curriculum that combines academic and vocational options. Ambitious young people will be able to embark on their career pathway early, giving them a head start against others and improving their chances of securing high quality employment.”
The inspectors say the college meeds to develop the English and maths of vocational learners and push A-level and apprenticeship students more if it is to become ‘oustanding’.