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Outstanding Ofsted Report

AccommodationOutstanding Merrist Wood Scores Five out of Five!

Putting the welfare and experiences of students at the heart of its organisation has secured Merrist Wood College an outstanding grade at a recent Ofsted inspection.

The College’s residential accommodation, for students who live in whilst studying, was the first in the country to be inspected under Ofsted’s new revised framework, where no prior notice of the inspection is given.

Merrist Wood College’s residential provision as “outstanding” in all five inspection areas: Overall Effectiveness of the Provision, Outcomes for Young People, Quality of Service, Leadership and Management and Safeguarding.

Ofsted described the College as having ‘a very experienced and ambitious management team which ensures that there are high standards expected from both staff and students. This ensures that there is no complacency and there is a committed drive to improve performance and results.’

Ofsted also commented that ‘learners develop their knowledge and employability skills significantly during their time at the college.’



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