A COLLEGE that prepares international students for university is helping learners to become 'confident and determined.'

That was the feedback from Ofsted after a visit to Cowley-based Kings Oxford, which has four sites in the city.

The independent education provider in Temple Road was rated 'good' in all areas, following an inspection in late February.

A new Ofsted reports states: "Students are confident, determined and sociable. They are happy and feel safe at all sites.

"Attendance rates are high because students enjoy college and relish opportunities to meet with friends.

"Students are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education and achieve the qualifications necessary to pursue appropriate university degrees."

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During inspection the college had 268 students on roll, aged between 15 and 25.

The Oxford campus is one of four UK branches of Kings Education, and it also has five branches in the USA.

Students at Oxford can learn courses including GCSEs, A-Levels, foundation degrees and English language courses.

The report added: "Senior leaders and directors are relentless in their desire for students to succeed.

"They are uncompromising in their efforts to ensure that students are listened to, understood and respected."

Ofsted added that British values are 'rooted into the life of the college' and students' understanding of different cultures is strong.

Inspectors wrote: "Teaching motivates students and keeps them engaged even at the end of the long school day.

"Occasions such as lunchtime are convivial, sociable and communal affairs which allow students to enjoy social interactions."

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Many independent schools are inspected by Independent Schools Inspectorate, which regulates schools that are members of organisations affiliated to the Independent Schools Council.

Most independent education providers, which are not members of the ISC, are inspected by Ofsted.

Kings Oxford is accredited by the British Council's Accreditation UK scheme, which offers quality assurance for the teaching of English to people whose first language is not English.

It was previously inspected by Ofsted in 2016, when it was also rated 'good.'