Sparsholt College has retained its Ofsted Outstanding rating for its student accommodation.

Wraparound care and support and top teaching facilities makes Sparsholt College the obvious choice for aspiring students. The College’s land, environment, equine and other animal courses including Zoo Animal management is a national reference specialism. This specialised nature and recognised standing across industry sectors mean many students come from huge distances and need to live on the College’s wonderful campus.

In a no notice inspection, inspectors spent two days in May looking at the Residential Services provided by the college. Currently 200 students aged 16-18 are living in college accommodation. Inspectors rated three key elements of the college’s provision for young people in their accommodation. These included:

  • Overall experiences and progress of young people
  • How well young people are helped and protected
  • The effectiveness of leaders and managers

And each were deemed Outstanding!

College Principal Tim Jackson said: “Students at Sparsholt come from all over the country to access its specialist learning facilities. They are able to tap into the tremendous network of occupational contacts which have defined the college for many decades. This often leads directly to employment in their chosen field on completion of their course. I am delighted that inspectors recognised the care and support we give our residential students to achieve their full potential whilst they are with us.”

Learn more about Sparsholt’s recent hat trick of successes, from their Gold TEF award and successful Matrix reaccreditation to their overall Good Ofsted rating earlier this year. Apply now and join us this September, it’s not too late to start your studies in 2018!

Read the full Ofsted report here!