A Redhill further education college is celebrating a successful OFSTED report, including an “outstanding” judgement in certain departments.

OFSTED inspectors found East Surrey College, in London Road, Redhill, to be of a “good” standard overall and highlighted a number of areas in the curriculum for special praise.

Visual Arts, Health and Social Care and Beauty Therapy, amongst others, were specified as courses in which the college was “outstanding.”

Jayne Dickinson, Principal and Chief Executive at East Surrey, said “The report re-emphasises the work that both staff and students carry out to ensure that we are using our outstanding resources to prepare students for the world of work or progression to university, ensuring that they are well-equipped with the skills required within their chosen area, and that success rates continue to grow within the college.”

East Surrey won marks for strongly developing its students' employment prospects and creating an “inclusive environment where the staff and students are respectful of each other and feel safe.”

However, the Building and Construction course was singled out as “requiring improvement”.

The OFSTED report said that teachers did not make enough use of interactive resources available to them and relied too much on whole class teaching - leaving “boring” lessons which were lacking in challenge.

It echoes the assessment of OFSTED officials when they last visited East Surrey in 2009.

Inspections from the education sector's quality control have toughened in recent years, with many institutions losing their “outstanding” and “good” ratings.

Trinity Academy, in Doncaster, was notably stunned when the previously “outstanding” school was shunted into special measures during the space of just two years in 2013.