Photo: Adele Wills

Ofsted inspectors have highlighted the “significant progress” made by King George V College’s leadership team in returning it to its former glory.

During the visit, inspectors commented on the impressively short timescale over which this had been achieved.

Inspectors have published the results of the visit that was held at the end of April.

The report says: “Significant progress has been made in strengthening governance and performance management”, and says the College has significantly improved its work in developing students’ skills and confidence to complete assessments successfully in examination conditions.

The report adds this has led to a “significant improvement in students’ attitudes, and that they have a “high level of motivation and interest in their work”.

Adele Wills, principal of King George V College said the report demonstrated the hard work of all staff and students.

“This is further evidence of the work we are doing to make the college one of the best in the area,” she said.

“We are continuing to work hard to meet the targets we have set ourselves, and continue our journey back to outstanding.  We are delighted with this positive feedback from what was another rigorous Ofsted visit and we are looking forward to seeing the results of this in August when we anticipate a bumper crop of results.”

The college opened its brand new £4million arts and creative building on Saturday (June 6, 2015), and held a summer festival to celebrate the achievement.

“This investment demonstrates our commitment to our students, and will help them by providing them with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning resources,” Ms Wills said.

“Many of our current and prospective students were able to join us at the official opening and I would encourage anyone who has not yet applied to get in touch and arrange a visit.

“The facilities we have available to us are world class, and are backed by a dedicated teaching team who are striving to give students the best education available.  And that’s officially endorsed by Ofsted.”

KGV’s achievements

In 2014 staff and students achieved great successes, including:

  • an A-Level pass rate of 100% in 40 different subjects
  • of all A-Level grades awarded to students nearly 55% were between A* and B grades
  • more than half (53%) of our advanced BTEC students achieved the highest grade available – a triple distinction star
  • our overall A-Level pass rate is 99.3%, while the BTEC Diploma pass rate is 100%
  • this year 122 students accepted places at prestigious Russell Group universities
  • in the past three years 1,250 students have gone on to study at 110 universities across the UK and around the world.

The report is available here.


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