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Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education Children's Services and Skills, is responsible for the regulation, inspection and enforcement of specific children's services and inspects College House under the Care Standards Act 2000.

Inspections have two main purposes: to check whether a college meets the national minimum standards and to make qualitative judgements about the quality of the college's provision and outcomes in the principal areas.

The principal judgements to be made in all inspections of learners' welfare in residential colleges are:

  • Outcomes for learners
  • Quality of service
  • Safeguarding
  • Effectiveness of leadership and management

Together, these lead to a judgement on the provision's overall effectiveness. Ofsted normally conduct a routine inspection of residential provision in a college once in a three year period.

Outstanding Ofsted 2019

Our most recent inspection took place in July 2019. The overall judgement was that College House is outstanding. This is the highest grade, and has been achieved for five consecutive inspections since College House opened in 2004. The full report can be found on Ofsted's website.

College House also carries out an annual self-assessment review.