Newbury College

Name Newbury College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 January 2015
Address Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7TD
Phone Number 01635845000
Type General Further Education and Tertiary
Age Range 14-99
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority West Berkshire
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is good because: managers and teachers use highly effective and innovative strategies to develop students’ personal, social and employability skills, resulting in high progression rates to employment and to further study at a more advanced level good teaching in most subjects develops students’ knowledge, skills and understanding well and enables a high proportion to achieve their qualifications and make good progress staff provide very good information, advice and guidance that ensure that applicants follow appropriate courses; they support students well throughout their programmes and maximise students’ chances of progressing successfully to employment or further study staff provide thorough and effective additional learning support that helps ensure those students requiring extra support make good progress leaders, managers and governors have a clear corporate vision, and particularly strong links with employers; these help ensure the college’s broad curriculum responds well both to regional priorities set by the local enterprise partnership (LEP) and also to the employment opportunities in the region the college’s provision for students with severe or complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities is of a high quality and ensures that these students develop greater independence. the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and target setting are not consistently good across a minority of subject areas and courses, including level 2 programmes for the small number of students aged 16-18, resulting in too few students achieving their full potential in these areas teachers are not developing their students’ skills in English and mathematics well enough, especially in vocational lessons attendance is too low in a small number of subject areas. This is not yet an outstanding provider because: