Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form College

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Ortu Gable Hall School was rated 'Good' in the latest Ofsted Inspection in September 2014.

Key findings for the Sixth Form were:

  • Leadership of the sixth form is good. There has been a rapid rise in the number of students and the accommodation has improved. Students now have a wider choice of courses across a range of different local providers. The linking of students’ prior attainment with courses has improved and the school is improving support for any students who are not on track to achieve their grades.
  • Teaching is good and improving, including in the sixth form. Teachers’ good subject knowledge enables them to anticipate possible difficulties ahead of lessons, plan resources to address the difficulties and make adjustments to their lessons in the light of the students’ spoken and written responses.
  • Leaders are proactive and decisive in using information from internal and external results and other monitoring information to make changes. Guidance on entry criteria is already stronger and feedback for any students who are not on track to meet targets is clearer and earlier.
  • As the sixth form has grown, more teachers have been recruited and better links made with the other schools. The range of courses and additional activities has expanded. Up until this year the sixth form functioned more like a small ‘nurture’ group. Leaders have developed more effective structures to manage the much larger provision and cope with any with further expansion.
  • The sixth form was opened in 2010 with 19 students. It has expanded year on year, and currently Year 12 has 155 students. Students come from three local schools, with about two thirds from Gable Hall School, and the remaining third from St Clere’s and Hassenbrook Academy.
  • The sixth form has expanded rapidly in partnership with two other local secondary schools. As a result students have a wider choice of studies.