Doncaster jockey school a winner, reveals Ofsted inspection

A Doncaster college which trains people to work in the horse racing industry has been praised in an official report.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Monday, 22nd August 2016, 8:49 am
Northern Racing College, near Doncaster.... students ride out Picture Chris Lawton 12/12/12

Ofsted has rated the Northern Racing College as good overall after an inspection carried out earlier in the summer.

It was judged as ‘outstanding’ for the personal development, behaviour and welfare of the students at its Rossington Hall site, between Rossington and Bawtry.

The report said: “Trustees, leaders and staff are highly committed to providing high-quality provision that prepares young people very successfully for a career in the horse racing industry.

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“They have created a culture of high expectations where staff use their high levels of skills and knowledge to motivate learners and apprentices.

“This has resulted in learners on intensive study programmes and apprentices making rapid progress in developing the skills and knowledge they need to do well in their chosen career.”

It added apprentices acquire a wide range of very good workplace skills and many gain riding licences and progress from point-to-point to novice races, with a significant minority going on to ride race winners.

The Northern Racing College is a charitable organisation limited by guarantee and was established in 1984.