Isle of Wight College has retained its 'Good' Ofsted rating, after an inspection took place between September 26 and 29 September.

The report was published earlier this month.

Inspectors said: "Students with high needs make excellent progress from their starting points.

"They enjoy their learning, are exceptionally well supported, and develop their independence very well. Leaders have designed a curriculum that meets the aspirations of students and employers on the Isle of Wight.

"They have rightly focused on learner destinations and considered carefully the knowledge, skills and behaviours students will need," inspectors added.

"Students feel safe when in the college and at the CECAMM centre. They know how to report concerns should they have them," the report said.

The college is also celebrating achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating for its provision for learners with high needs.

In future, the college has been advised to plan its curriculum effectively, so all apprentices can complete their qualifications within the planned period of time.

Ofsted wants to ensure rapid progress for students studying English and mathematics, and it called for a personal development programme of learning that helps adult learners and apprentices develop their wider skills and interests.

Meanwhile, an open day takes place today (Saturday), at the Isle of Wight College's Whippingham CECAMM campus and in Newport, between 10am and 2pm.