DUDLEY College staff are celebrating after being told by government watchdogs the campus is providing an outstanding service for its students.

Ofsted inspectors found the college provides exceptional quality that significantly exceed minimum requirements.

The four areas covered by the Social Care Inspection included outcomes for learners, quality of service, leadership, management and safeguarding, all of which were judged to have outstanding overall effectivenes.

Lowell Williams, principal at Dudley College said: “We are delighted our latest Ofsted Social Care Inspection has achieved an outstanding grade as only those providers judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness achieve this recognised quality kite-mark.

“This latest inspection builds on the college’s recent Learning and Skills Inspection, published in April last year, and positions Dudley College as one of the highest performing colleges in the country.”

Inspectors found students are highly motivated and display remarkably good behaviour, showing a high degree of respect to each other and all college staff and guests.

The campus itself also won praise from Ofted who said: “The Learning Quarter provides students with an impressive variety of sporting, communal and quiet study areas that promote purposeful recreational, academic and social learning.”