York College

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About York College

Name York College
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mr Lee Probert
Address Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
Phone Number 01904770200
Phase Further Education
Type Further education
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority York
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is outstanding because: The college's success rates for long courses at all levels have been consistently above national averages for five years, especially for students aged 16 to 18.

Success rates are high on most apprenticeship programmes. Students and apprentices make good progress relative to their starting points. Students needing extra help with their studies and those with learning disabilities achieve particularly well.

Participation by students in the very wide range of enrichment and extension activities that the college provides helps them to develop excellent personal, social and employability skills. Progression to higher-level study and into... jobs is outstanding. The large majority of students on advanced-level courses progress onto university programmes or onto higher-level programmes within the college, including onto the college's undergraduate programmes.

Tutors are highly motivated and have very high expectations. They give unwavering attention to ensuring that students remain at the heart of all college activity, which results in teaching and learning that are consistently good or better. Outstanding support arrangements help all groups of students to achieve, especially the most vulnerable and those with significant barriers to learning.

As a consequence, students stay on programme, achieve their goals and progress well. Outstanding initial advice and guidance result in the very large majority of students being on a programme that meets their needs, interests and aptitudes. Progress tutors monitor and support students carefully throughout their studies and, consequently, most students succeed.

The Principal, senior team and managers are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. The college has realised its ambition to provide outstanding provision for its stakeholders. Governance is outstanding.

Governors provide exceptionally rigorous challenge and support for the college's senior management team. The college has excellent partnerships with local stakeholders that contribute effectively to meeting the city's learning, employment and community priorities. The college has a very high profile in the community, which helps it to provide an extensive enrichment programme for students, as well as work placements and opportunities for voluntary and community work.