WILTSHIRE College has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors with high praises for both students and staff.

The Further Education and Short Skills inspection took place across the four main campuses in Salisbury, Chippenham, Lackham, and Trowbridge.

Students felt content with their learning experiences and made gradual progress in educational achievement.

The report said: “Pass rates of students taking English and mathematics GCSE and functional skills qualifications have increased and are above national achievement rates.

"The achievement of adult students and apprentices has remained high.

"However, not enough apprentices gain their qualifications within the planned timescales."

Despite overall progress students on level 3 courses were still achieving results under the national rate, so it has become one of the colleges 'next steps' to continue heading in the right direction and push these results further, as well as striving for apprentices to gain their qualifications in the allotted time.

The students feel safe in the campus environment and are aware their personal wellbeing is valued and monitored by regularly-trained staff, and are positive about the quality of advice received from mentors.

Wiltshire College received a good rating in the 2015 inspection, their standard of teaching and teacher-student relationship maintained over the three years.

Principal Amanda Burnside said: “The highly positive inspection outcomes confirm the great progress we continue to make on our journey to becoming outstanding and are exactly in line with our five year strategy.

“I’m very proud of what staff have achieved in the last three years with a relentless focus on the student experience.”