The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) has been officially ranked as ‘Good’ in the latest Ofsted report.

A week-long, 27-inspector Ofsted inspection in February, resulted in a report full of praise for the group, which includes Cornwall Colleges in Camborne, St Austell and Newquay, Duchy Colleges in Rosewarne and Stoke Climsland, Falmouth Marine School, Sisna Park, Bicton College in Devon, and CCB Training.

Ofsted said that “leaders are passionate about the power of education to change lives and benefit the wider community,” noting they had also “transformed the culture at the college”.

Principal and chief executive of TCCG, John Evans, said achieving an overall ‘Good’ Grade 2 rating and ‘Good’ for each of the eight areas of inspection, which includes “quality of education”, was a testament to the hard work, consistency, and dedication of staff and students.

“We are delighted, as we have shown that through our uncompromising ambition to give the very best experience and outcomes for our learners, we are a college of choice in the communities we serve,” he said.

“To receive a glowing report like this from Ofsted demonstrates the distance we have travelled as an organisation. But what is most important is learners, parents, and businesses in the region can have absolute confidence in our ability to deliver quality education and training experiences that will help them in their next steps, whether that is continuing education, starting a new career, or upskilling their workforce.”

“Of course, as anyone who knows me will not be surprised to hear, we are not stopping here, and we’re looking forward to the next exciting stage of our journey as one of the top colleges in the region.”