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, 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
Percentage English is Not First Language %
Persisitent Absence %
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

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: