British Racing School rated ‘Good’ in latest Ofsted Inspection

18th Jan 2016 | News

The British Racing School is delighted to be rated “good” with exemplary features in its latest Ofsted inspection.

As the Centre of Excellence in Horseracing we were given a rating of two – the same result we received in 2010 – after being visited by the inspection service last month.

Inspectors praised the team at the BRS for continuing to put “high emphasis on ensuring that the quality of teaching, learning and assessments is good or better” resulting in a high proportion of apprentices completing their programmes successfully, with the Traineeship programme being described as “exemplary”.

The report recognised the School’s “clear and ambitious strategy” to be “fully responsive to the needs of the horse racing industry, including employers and key stakeholders”. The “excellent resources and facilities” available to the learners were acknowledged in the report as were the “robust and well established” safeguarding arrangements.

Chief Executive Grant Harris said: “The Ofsted report award of Grade 2 Good is a testament and a deserved accolade for the hard work of the teaching staff and all the team here at the BRS”.

He added: “All stakeholders be it the Government, BHA, employers, parents or potential trainees will take note of this achievement. Racing wants and deserves the highest standard of training and the School will continue to work hard to ensure that we are at the forefront of delivering the training needs of the industry.”