A SIXTH form college has received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors after being told it needed to improve.

Stockton Sixth Form College, on Bishopton Road West, was judged to be “good” across all areas in its latest inspection. In 2012, inspectors made a number of criticisms, saying it needed to improve leadership and teaching quality.

This year’s report showed students’ success rates were high across all levels of study, and the college provided very effective support for students.

Inspectors also said that teachers helped foster “tremendous enthusiasm” for their subjects and that senior managers, governors and the head had an ambitious vision for the college.

Joanna Bailey, principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “We are exceptionally proud of Ofsted’s findings and thrilled that the inspectors recognised the journey we have made over the last eighteen months.

“Both staff and students have worked phenomenally hard since our last inspection, relentlessly driving forward improvements, becoming increasingly rigorous in our approach and continuing to secure excellent results and positive outcomes for all of our students.

“The Ofsted team recognised our ambitious vision for the college and community we serve, and this is something we will take forward as we continue our journey to become outstanding.”