A very warm welcome to City and Islington College
I am delighted that you are thinking of becoming part of our success story here at City and Islington College. We continue to be the first choice for thousands of young people across London, and we are very proud of the success of our students.
This year alone over 1200 of our students gained places at university, which is a remarkable achievement in a year in which so many young people were unable to secure a place.
We have received many awards and have been recognised for our work, but we are most proud of the recognition from our students. 95% of our students tell us that they feel respected and safe at College, that the teaching is good, and importantly that they would recommend the College to a friend.
This is why we are London’s Leading College. Following an inspection in 2008, we are the only College in London to be judged by Ofsted as Outstanding on every measure with the lead inspector commenting:
“The overall quality of provision is outstanding, and highly skilled teachers motivate and bring out the best in their students through outstanding teaching and learning. In addition to this, students enjoy their time at the College and speak highly of their teachers, with many exceeding the expectations they had when enrolling.”
This is not an overnight success story but the culmination of many years of dedicated work by exceptional staff. Other indicators of our success include:
- The first Further Education College to be twice awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize
- Partnership arrangements with UCL (including a special preparatory programme for potential medical students), City University and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
- Specialist vocational courses ranging from Child Care and Sports Sciences to Beauty Therapy and Business Studies and many more in a wide range of subject areas
The quality of our buildings and specialist facilities is also recognised as being among the best in the country and compares well with many universities. In addition, we have teams of specialised staff to offer you support, be it help with English and Maths, or applying to university.
I do hope you will choose to join us and become the next chapter of our success story.
Frank McLoughlin CBE