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In October 2017, a team of Ofsted inspectors visited Richmond upon Thames College, a general further education college based in Twickenham, to carry out a full four day inspection covering all areas of the college provision.

The final report was published in November 2017 and the outcome of the inspection is that the overall effectiveness of Richmond upon Thames College, along with all areas of the college, is rated good. This includes effectives of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for learners, 16-19 study programmes, adult learning programmes, apprenticeships and provision for learners with high needs.

Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, said;

“I am delighted that Richmond upon Thames College has been judged good in all areas by Ofsted inspectors. Since I started my tenure as Principal, just over three years ago, the college leadership team and all staff have worked hard to improve the quality of teaching and the outcomes for students and this year we achieved the best set of results for the last 10 years”.

“The college leadership team has put in place a number of strategies to raise the effectiveness of the college and improve all aspects of the student experience and learner journey”.

“We are currently building a new state of the art campus in Twickenham which will open in 2019 and will accommodate our current and future students. We aim to establish Richmond upon Thames College as an outstanding destination for the public, local community and employers while creating a major gateway to employment and higher skills”.

“I would like to thank all my staff for their dedication and commitment to securing such a fantastic Ofsted outcome. Richmond upon Thames College is well and truly on a journey to becoming an outstanding technical and professional hub for London with a reputation for academic excellence”.

— from a Richmond College press release – 20 November 2017