As you will all be aware, the college was inspected by OFSTED on 23rd and 24th June 2010. We had one day’s notice, and had to hastily rearrange Sports Day, but staff and students worked hard, and the result of the inspection was that we were judged to be outstanding, as we were in 2007. A copy of the final report can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Inspectors awarded Grade 1, ‘Outstanding’ to ten aspects of the school’s work:
- Care for the students
- Safety of students
- Achievement of students
- Special Educational Needs
- Work related learning
- The role of Governors
- Leadership of the school
- Using resources well
As a result, the overall grade was ‘Outstanding’ and inspectors concluded that the school also has outstanding capacity to keep on improving in future.
Other areas praised by inspectors were:
- How teachers make learning fun…
- Exemplary student behaviour
- Progress made by students in the new Sixth Form
- Higher ability students achieving very well
- The effect of the school’s specialist status in Humanities and...
- The impact of the schools values and ethos.
Thank you to all of the parents/carers who sent back their survey forms. As you will see, the views of parents were very positive, for the most part. The inspectors told us that a number of parents raised issues of concern about the college; they took these concerns into account and looked into some of them in more detail.
I would like to thank the Governors who do so much to support the progress that the college has made; their contribution is rightly praised in the report. I am very proud of Hampton College and the staff and students who work here. Since we opened, we have tried to give the best possible care to students and to provide a very high standard of teaching; both of these factors have been praised in the report, as you will see.
Read the full report here