Education for all

St Andrew's College, designed specifically for the needs of the young people in our care, is a non-maintained independent collage rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2013 and 2016. We are very proud of our provision and the difference we make to our young people’s lives both academically and in terms of their development holistically as an individual. 

Last year over 135 young people studied at St Andrew's College. Over 450 qualifications, including GCSEs and AQA Unit Awards, were taken with 45% of students achieving a pass grade.

Subjects at the college follow the national curriculum and facilities include:

  • Teaching rooms
  • IT Pods
  • Science lab
  • Library
  • Art rooms

There is also a specialist TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic Children with Communication Handicaps) programme and environment for young people with our Neurodevelopmental/developmental pathways.

With extra-curriculum activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh award, St Andrew's College is able to offer something for everyone.

One of the benefits of having an on-site Ofsted college and specialist teaching team, means that as well as having a variety of nationally accredited qualifications, young people also have the opportunity to study a broader range of subjects. These include business studies, sport studies, work-related learning and the Duke of Edinburgh award.


Ofsted have twice judged St Andrew's College as 'Outstanding' in 2013 and 2016.

As an existing and well established College, we are proud to be regulated by Ofsted to delivery the very highest levels of teaching for our young people, many of whom having challenging behaviours and find it difficult to engage.

"Students make exceptionally strong progress from their starting points because the quality of teaching and learning is outstanding."

- Ofsted, 2016

Quality Mark

Our Quality Mark recognises the significance and impact that promoting good mental health can have on all individuals within an educational setting, including pupils, their families and staff. 

The Mark is awarded to schools who demonstrate a strong commitment to the mental health agenda, and who can evidence their work while planning for the future. 

Based around the St Andrew’s outcomes wheel, the Quality Mark is embedded within the Ofsted framework, marking it part of the curriculum.