The new centre at Bromley College, which opened in September 2014, has received praise in its recent Ofsted inspection. The college caters for those aged 14 to 16, and it offers a choice of vocational subjects. Ofsted rated the college as making reasonable or substantial progress across all areas of learning and provision.
The inspectors who visited the college stated that it meets the academic and vocational needs of the students who attend. They received positive feedback regarding the safeguarding measures in place for students and the high quality of vocational teaching, especially in areas involving practical skills.
The college opened with the aim of offering young people an alternative option to the traditional learning environment of a school. Students can gain GCSEs in the core subjects and study towards vocational qualifications in sectors such as hair and beauty, sports science, and child development.
Bromley College is one of only a handful of educational facilities in the country that provides this approach, which is more career-focussed than a typical school. It aims to equip all its students with the qualifications and skills that today’s businesses are looking for. Students who attend the college will take a faster route to higher qualifications or apprenticeships depending on their preferences and chosen career path.
Do you have a pupil studying at Bromley College’s new centre? What do you think of the facilities that are on offer there and the quality of the teaching?