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Ofsted GoodSir Isaac Newton Sixth Form is rated as an Outstanding college, following inspection by Ofsted in May 2018.

In their report, inspectors heaped praise on teachers, students, and the school's leadership.

Inspectors said that: "The ambitious and inclusive vision of senior leaders, governors and trust members has resulted in an outstanding educational experience for students. They thrive because of the very high quality of education that they receive."

"Students behave commendably. They take pride in their work, attend very well and enjoy their learning. Staff have instilled into students a strong desire to learn. Students work very hard, are keen to improve their work and want to succeed."

The report lauded the attitude of Sir Isaac's students, saying: "Students make very good progress in their studies. In most subjects, their work is of a higher standard than expected, given their prior attainment. 

"Almost all students progress to higher education. Just under half gain places at prestigious universities."

The four-strong inspection team also recognised the college's strong pastoral support saying that: "Leaders, governors and staff have developed a supportive and caring environment where everyone is valued. Tutors introduce equality and diversity themes in tutorial groups very effectively.

"Students enjoy an extensive range of extra activities and societies. These extend their learning, help them to socialise and stimulate their interest in the world around them."

The report also congratulated the Inspiration Trust, which operates the school, saying it provides exceptional support commenting that "governors are passionate about ensuring the inclusivity of the school, while at the same time aspiring to the highest levels of achievement and progress for students."

You can download the full report from this page, or the Ofsted website.