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iCollege rated Good by Ofsted

The alternative education service was inspected in April and achieved a Good rating for overall effectiveness.

Posted by: Communications team on 17 June 2022 10:14
A sign from iCollege

Staff and pupils at West Berkshire's iCollege are celebrating the publication of their recent Ofsted inspection report.  The alternative education service was inspected in April and achieved a Good rating for overall effectiveness. It covers children in key stages 1-5 across six sites.

Inspectors described the calm, kind and nurturing atmosphere within the school where pupils feel valued and learn how to be successful. Parents shared stories of their children thriving at iCollege and realising what they can achieve with their lives.

Inspectors saw the impressive progress most pupils make, with the older year groups achieving national qualifications.

Pupils in younger year groups, who often join the school as reluctant readers, experience a wide range of activities and approaches which help them to significantly improve their reading skills.

The Ofsted Inspectors praised the broad and ambitious curriculum delivered by highly skilled staff who tailor the learning to individual pupils, prioritising their mental health and wellbeing. They recognised that the strong relationships between adults and pupils are central to the school's success.

Headteacher Jacquie Davies says: 

"We're delighted with our recent report. The inspection team really understood what iCollege is about and recognised the unique value it brings. Our staff and pupils were fully involved in the inspection process, and I really appreciate their contributions in making iCollege so successful."

Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People says:

"This is a brilliant achievement and I'm really proud of iCollege and everyone involved in making it the success it is.

"Students often arrive unable to see their potential and it is wonderful to see their confidence build and the positive progress they make."

Last modified: 17 June 2022 10:52

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