It’s been an outstanding start to 2017 for staff and students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College. They are celebrating the results of their latest Ofsted inspection which rates them ‘Good’ across all areas.

This maintains the College’s outstanding achievement of being consistently ‘Good’ for more than 34 years. The inspection team visited the Gorleston based College in October and published their findings today.

EN Principal, Dr Catherine Richards, said: “I am absolutely thrilled by the outcome of this latest inspection. Every single member of staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that we maintain our legacy of excellence. This latest Ofsted report is a tribute to their hard work and dedication to the College and above all, to our students.”

The inspection team highlighted a number of positive areas, including:

  • High standards of teaching, learning and assessment…the large majority of students make good progress from their starting points.
  • Students’ progress to positive destinations upon completion of their courses including a high proportion taking up apprenticeships and courses at prestigious universities.
  • Staff provide pertinent support that enables learners who require additional help to achieve and make good progress.
  • Students exhibit high standards of behaviour and demonstrate a very positive attitude to their learning.
  • Leaders and managers have established a broad curriculum that is responsive to local needs, regional priorities and the ambitions of students.
  • Students benefit from a broad range of purposeful enrichment activities that improve their subject knowledge and understanding of how to be useful members of society.

The findings of all Inspections undertook at EN can be downloaded and viewed on the Ofsted website:


"East Norfolk gave me the stepping stones I needed to be where I am today and it is safe to say I would not be in the position I am today without them and I am truly thankful for the help and support my tutors and the college gave me."
Louis Cook
"East Norfolk was such a wonderful college due to the dedication and commitment of the teaching staff to our learning, and their support throughout the academic year, from extra revision sessions to university applications."
Rebecca Wigmore
"ENSFC inspired me to follow my love of history and literature, with great teachers that pushed me to research and write to my full potential. I fondly remember forging great friendships, lively debates in classrooms, and supportive staff that brought out my confidence in the subjects that I now specialise in and teach myself."
Emma Butcher
Academic, author and broadcaster
"ENSFC really gave me the opportunity to study for A Levels that were closely aligned to my interests in an environment where I developed from a teenager into an adult. I really feel I came into my own between when I left high school and when I left ENSFC in a way that probably wouldn't have happened if I'd stayed at the same school "
Adam Smith
EN Alumni
"My memories of college are very positive ones! Not only did I meet some great people - both student and teachers, but it gave me the grounding to apply myself, to question and to think critically. ENSFC acted as a fantastic platform to help me understand what I wanted to do at university and beyond. "
Rebecca Mahony
Former EN Student
"East Norfolk helped massively in getting me to university. My a level subjects helped me to realise the topics I enjoyed the most, and ucas applications were dealt with simply with the help that was available for this. The learning environment at EN has also greatly helped me settle into the lecture teaching style, where self study learning is hugely encouraged."
Edward Nourse
2016 - 2018
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