Onwards and upwards for Aylesbury College

Principal Karen Mitchell with students

Principal Karen Mitchell with students

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A ‘tremendously successful’ year was had by staff and students at Aylesbury College, according to its latest report.

The report, which outlines the key figures from the year, includes news that 94% of the college’s 2,899 students achieved the qualifications they set out to get, a rise of 4% on last year.

Aylesbury College recieve good Ofsted report - pictured centre with students is principal Karen Mitchell PNL-150113-133533009

Aylesbury College recieve good Ofsted report - pictured centre with students is principal Karen Mitchell PNL-150113-133533009

Following a ‘good’ Ofsted report in May 2013 the college says that success rates for students who get extra support has risen to 88% and there is no performance gap between male and female students.

Karen Mitchell, principal and chief executive at the college, said in the report: “We have seen student achievement rates rise to 94%, showing a strong three-year trend of improvement and putting the college in the top tier of colleges nationally.

“These results are testament to the effort and commitment of our students and staff and we are very proud that so many young people have achieved their qualifications and progressed onto higher level courses at college or university, into apprenticeships or into employment.”

Aylesbury college takes students from across the home counties, including 945 on work-based courses.

A further 826 are in apprenticeships and 119 are on work place training.

The report says: “We have a culture of employability and enterprise enabling positive and sustainable futures for our students, employers and the wider community.”

The college had an income of £13million, mostly made up through government grants, and the report says it is investing into infrastructure and technology for all departments.