Inspectors’ praise for ‘caring’ college

Pupils at Oakhill College are celebrating the school's best-ever ISI and Ofsted reports.
Pupils at Oakhill College are celebrating the school's best-ever ISI and Ofsted reports.

Oakhill College, Whalley, is celebrating its best ever school inspection report.

The independent day school and nursery received the highest grades of excellent from the Independent Schools Inspectorate for teaching, pupils’ personal development, pastoral care and welfare, governance, leadership and management, and an Ofsted “Outstanding” for Oakhill Nursery and Early Years.

Oakhill has always had an excellent reputation for its caring, family environment and the improvement in academic attainment for all of the pupils in our care is a cause for celebration

Principle Carmel Riley

College principal Mrs Carmel Riley said: “We are absolutely thrilled Oakhill’s strengths have been recognised. The school has improved from good to excellent or outstanding in four key areas – teaching, Early Years, governance and leadership.

“Oakhill has always had an excellent reputation for its caring, family environment and the improvement in academic attainment for all of the pupils in our care is a cause for celebration.”

The ISI report on an inspection carried out during February, has been distributed to parents, teachers and governors.

In the Nursery and Early Years, the Ofsted Inspectors commented: “The early years provision is outstanding at meeting the needs of the range of children. All members of staff are highly committed to the children in their care.”

Mrs Riley added: “I am delighted for the pupils, staff and families who have worked together to make Oakhill everything that it is today.”