About the sponsor
Weston College has undergone a complete transformation in the past decade and in December 2013, was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This tremendous achievement places it among the five highest-performing colleges in the country. It is also the first general further education college in the West of England to receive a rating of outstanding in all four key areas, under the new common inspection framework. It is also officially the top-performing college in the South West with results consistently above national benchmarks; placing it as the top-achieving college in the South West and one of the most successful in the country.
Weston College aims to provide a safe, supportive and happy learning environment for its students with a wide ranging curriculum offering more than 100 vocational courses for both adult learners and school leavers, 25 A Levels and an ever-increasing range of Apprenticeships. There is also the opportunity to study 23 Foundation Degrees, 11 BA/BSc Honours top-ups and one Master’s degree with our partner universities.
In 2013 Weston College was approved as an academy sponsor and has established Inspirational Futures Trust as a multi-academy trust in partnership with a higher education institution and businesses within the region. Its aim is to provide consistently high quality education to all ages within the area enabling young people to unlock their full potential.
The sponsor’s vision
The vision of Weston College is to enable students to fulfil their potential through excellent teaching and strong support and guidance, all within a state-of-the-art learning environment. The mission of Weston College is ‘creating brighter futures’. It is driven to achieve this for all students through the development of a learning culture that is inclusive, aspirational and focussed on assuring success and progression.