Leeds City College awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted

20th June 2022

We are celebrating after achieving a grade ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted, following an inspection last month.

The college was recognised for its passionate and expert staff, and their work with regional stakeholders to implement education programmes that best fit local employment opportunities.

The college’s provisions for both adults and student personal development were awarded ‘Outstanding’.

Luminate Education Group, which the college is a member of alongside Keighley, Harrogate and Leeds Sixth Form colleges, is among the first large educational establishments to have been inspected under Ofsted’s new framework, which puts a greater focus on working with partners and businesses, student and apprentices’ safety and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Bill Jones, Executive Principal at Leeds City College, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the college, which has grown significantly since its last inspection in 2018. This includes the addition of Mabgate, Eastgate and North Street campuses. This increase reflects the number of our students, which has doubled in the last four years.

“Our skillful and influential leaders are committed to collaborating and working with key stakeholders and partners to not only provide invaluable opportunities for our students, but also meet the economic needs of the Leeds city region.

“Our governors also play a key role in the quality of education provided for our students. They are actively involved in determining the college’s strategic direction, making many of the key decisions in relation to each college and ensuring continuous and sustainable improvement.”

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