2014 ISI Report

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) published its Integrated Inspection report for Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College on Tuesday 10 June 2014. In their summary findings the inspectors commented: "The quality of the students' achievements in their academic work and in their activities is excellent."

The College was graded as 'Excellent' in the following areas: The quality of the students' achievements and learning, The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision, The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students, The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care, The quality of boarding education, and The quality of governance. The contribution of teaching and The quality of leadership and management were rated as 'Good'.

The report said of the quality of the students' personal development: "The students' moral development is excellent; the military core values underpin their good conduct. Students demonstrate a strong sense of right and wrong. They show respect to others and to the staff in lessons and around the college. Their behaviour is impeccable, requiring minimal adult intervention. The college exudes an atmosphere of order, calm and purpose."

The Principal, Peter Middleton, reflects "We are delighted with this report as it recognises the successes of our students, teaching staff and the Governors in confirming Welbeck as one of the top sixth form colleges. All such reports highlight areas for improvement, and these will provide the College with the opportunity to reflect upon its practice and ensure that it continues to provide an outstanding education for all our students."

2014 ISI Inspection Report