Abbey College Ramsey receives ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Students and staff at Abbey College and Ramsey Gatehouse Sixth Form are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors found that the school continued to be ‘Good’ and rated its personal development and sixth form as being ‘Outstanding’. 

 The report, which comes just after the launch of its new sixth form, praises the whole school on its “calm environment that ensures pupils feel safe” and “rich and diverse personal development curriculum”, as well as “expert teaching” for post-16 students.

Quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, and leadership and management were each rated ‘Good’, with personal development and sixth-form provision considered ‘Outstanding’. This led to an overall rating of ‘Good’.

Headteacher at Abbey College, Andy Christoforou, said: “We are thrilled by the incredibly positive comments made by Ofsted inspectors.

"Securing another ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, especially after changes to the inspection framework and disruption caused by COVID-19, is a testament to the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff, students, parents, and community.

“It’s humbling to know that we provide our community with the high-quality education and outstanding sixth form it deserves.”

The report stated that pupils at the college are “happy, kind and friendly” and that the interactions with adults and pupils are “very respectful”.

It added that teachers have high expectations of what pupils should achieve and that they have the appropriate subject knowledge to teach the curriculum well.

The school has received awards for its outstanding contributions in areas of personal development, the arts, mental health support, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity, whilst introducing Ramsey Gatehouse Sixth Form to ‘further develop and refine’ its Post-16 offer.

Mr Christoforou added: “I am particularly pleased to note the praise for our school’s core values of humility, intuition and passion shone through the report.

"These qualities underpin our dedication to not only academic excellence but our commitment to shaping our students into well-rounded individuals.”