Selby College


Name Selby College
Website http://selby.ac.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 December 2017
Address Abbot’s Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8AT
Phone Number 01757211000
Type General Further Education and Tertiary
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the provider

Selby College is a general further education college in North Yorkshire. Courses range from entry level to higher education and include adult learning programmes and apprenticeships. The majority of learners follow 16 to 19 study programmes which are offered in most subject areas and include A levels. The college has a main site to the south-east of the town and a small centre providing adult learning in the town centre. Two subcontractors offer courses in Doncaster: DC Training and Development Services Ltd provide apprenticeships in warehousing and distribution, and Club Doncaster Foundation provide 16 to 19 study programmes in sport. The proportion of pupils at Selby who achieve grade 5 GCSEs in mathematics and English is above the national average. The proportion of the population who are economically active is above the national average, whereas the proportion educated to level 3 is less than that nationally.

Summary of key findings

This is a good provider Apprentices and learners develop good personal and work-related skills which prepare them well for their future careers. The 16 to 19 study programmes prepare learners very effectively for their next steps, and the very large majority of learners progress to further learning, employment or apprenticeships. Leaders and managers have created a positive culture and ethos of tolerance and respect. As a result, learners’ behaviour is good around the campus and at work. Leaders and managers have managed the financial position of the college carefully, and have invested in excellent accommodation and resources. Leaders ensure that the curriculum aligns well with local and regional economic priorities. Staff provide learners and apprentices with good teaching, feedback and support. This ensures that high proportions of learners and apprentices achieve their qualifications. Too little teaching, learning and assessment on 16 to 19 study programmes challenges the most able learners sufficiently. Managers do not identify areas for improvement accurately enough in their