Morley’s successful Ofsted inspection outcome

Good quality of education, outstanding behaviour and attitudes, and strong on skills

Ofsted have today published the report following their recent full, enhanced inspection of Morley College London.

The report confirms that for all the judgements made through inspection Morley was ‘good’, including for the quality of education, reflecting the ambition and relevance of the range of learning opportunities available and the expertise of staff.

In addition, Ofsted made the judgement of ‘outstanding’ in the area of behaviour and attitudes, reflecting the calm and well-ordered college environment within which students have consistently high levels of respect for others, and consistently positive attitudes and commitment to learning.

With clear vision for the education Morley College London provides and the communities it serves, Ofsted confirmed the highest judgement for meeting skills needs. The ‘strong’ contribution reflects the effectiveness of Morley’s collaborative work with stakeholders to identify and respond to local and London-wide skills needs, with a “significant understanding” of existing employment opportunities and employers’ future skills needs.

As an Institute for Adult Learning committed to realising the positive impact of lifelong learning, the inspection outcome reflects the ways in which the College works “very successfully” with voluntary organisations to provide educational opportunities that meet the needs of the most disadvantaged learners in the community.

Principal and CEO Dr Andrew Gower said: “This successful inspection outcome confirms the unswerving focus we have on the quality of education we provide for the students and communities we serve.

“Having worked hard since 2020 to establish the expanded work of the college – now with centres in North Kensington and Chelsea in addition to Waterloo – the inspection report reflects notable successes, particularly in relation to the relevancy of the skills to enable our students to thrive in life and work.

“This is a moment to congratulate our students, thank our dedicated staff team and governors, and recognise the support of stakeholders.”

Click here to read the full report on the Ofsted website.