Hills Road Sixth Form College

Name Hills Road Sixth Form College
Website http://www.hillsroad.ac.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 03 November 2006
Address Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE
Phone Number 01223247251
Type Sixth Form College
Age Range 16-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Background of the organisation

1. Hills Road Sixth Form College operates from a single site close to the centre of Cambridge. The college enrolled 1,750 (1,711 FTE) 16-18 learners and 1,326 (120 FTE) (LSC funded) adult learners in 2004/05. Nearly all 16-18 enrolments were on GCE AS/A level courses. Most adult learners were enrolled on courses at level 1 or following courses leading to ‘other’ qualifications. About 7% of the learners were from ethnic minority groups; this compares with a figure of 4% for the ethnic minority population in the area as a whole. The Cambridge economy is prosperous. Unemployment is low, at approximately 2%. At age 16, educational achievement is above the England average. 2. Hills Road Sixth Form College was last inspected in October/November 2001. At that inspection all aspects of its provision were judged to be outstanding. Scope of assessment 3. In deciding the scope of this inspection, inspectors took account of: the college’s previous inspection report (www.ofsted.gov.uk); the college’s most recent self-assessment report and development plans; comments from the local Learning and Skills Council (LSC); reports from the inspectorate annual assessment visits; and data on enrolments and learners’ achievements over the period since the last inspection. This inspection focused on the following aspects: