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Ofsted Report

Ofsted Outstanding 2023

We are delighted to announce that following our latest Ofsted inspection in February 2023, Cardinal Newman College has been rated as Outstanding once again!

Staff and students alike were thrilled with officials declaring that; 

“Cardinal Newman is outstanding in all areas.”

Ofsted commented that “students are proud to attend Cardinal Newman…they are overwhelmingly positive about the education that they receive and the care and support that staff give them during their time at college. Students thrive in the supportive and nurturing environment that leaders and staff have created.”

They also stated that the College “provides an ambitious, focused and high-quality curriculum offer…with a range of mostly Level 3 courses to meet the needs of a diverse range of young people in the local area. This includes a broad variety of A-Level and vocational programmes to provide progression to university, apprenticeships or employment.”

As a College we couldn’t be prouder of the whole College community for this wonderful acknowledgement of our dedication to the young people in our care. Principal Nick Burnham said:

“Cardinal Newman College is proud to have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted once again. We were overwhelmed by the positive survey responses from staff, students and parents alike all commenting on the high-quality education and support that we provide. The outcome of the report is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful staff, students and the wider Newman community, who always go above and beyond.”


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