‘Outstanding’ Ofsted for Chichester College


Chichester College has been given an ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – placing it in the top seven further education institutions in the country.

In addition to overall effectiveness, the college was graded outstanding across the board for all inspection criteria, including outcomes for learners, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and the effectiveness of leadership and management.

Shelagh Legrave, Chichester College principal, said: “I am so proud as principal of Chichester College to have received such a truly outstanding Ofsted report.

“In 2014, thirteen Ofsted Inspectors rated the college as outstanding in all four key grades.

“It is a true testament to the fantastic staff of the college and a ringing endorsement of their commitment to provide exceptional support to our


Chichester College staff were praised for their ‘unrelenting determination to ensure learners achieve to their full potential’ and for placing learners ‘at the heart of all college activity’.

Chichester College has 4,000 full time students and 11,000 part time students.

There are two main sites in Chichester and Brinsbury, near Pulborough, learning offices in Worthing and return to work classes in Littlehampton and Bognore Regis.