Ofsted praises Easton College in first inspection since merger
- Credit: David Kirkham
An agricultural college that was previously told to make improvements by Ofsted has been praised in its first inspection since a merger with City College Norwich.
Easton College, which specialises in land-based courses including agriculture, horticulture, animal and equine studies, has been rated ‘good’ for the experiences and progress of its students in residential accommodation.
The inspection is the first since the college demerged with Otley College, near Ipswich, having been told to make improvements to the “quality and consistency of teaching”.
In January 2020 it joined forces with City College Norwich and Paston College, in North Walsham.
The latest Ofsted report praised the "ambitious" new leadership, adding: “Young people said that they are well looked after and that the staff understand them and know their interests.”
Corrienne Peasgood, principal of the merged colleges, said: “We are really proud to have had this positive feedback and are continuing to make improvements to all aspects of the student experience.”