Woodhouse College

Name Woodhouse College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 January 2007
Address Woodhouse Road, Finchley, London, N12 9EY
Phone Number 02084451210
Type Sixth Form College
Age Range 16-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Barnet
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Background of the organisation

1. Woodhouse College is a sixth form college operating from a single site on the eastern side of the London Borough of Barnet. The college enrolled 979 learners aged 16 to 18 (975 FTE) and 1 learner aged 19+ (1 FTE) in 2004/05. Nearly all 16 to 18 enrolments were on GCE AS/A level courses. A significant proportion of learners travel from other boroughs, particularly Haringey and Enfield. The catchment area is economically mixed and diverse in terms of social and ethnic backgrounds. In 2005, about half of the learners were from minority ethnic groups, and 56% were female. At age 16, educational achievement is above average in Barnet, but well below average in Haringey and Enfield. 2. Woodhouse College was last inspected in January 2003. At that inspection most 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, conducted during one day, focused on the following aspects: