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Following its recent inspection, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has rated Padworth College as “Excellent” in three main areas of educational provision and “Good” in the remainder. Please click here to download and read the full ISI Integrated Inspection Report 2015 The College was visited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in October 2015 when  a… Read More


Great Global Experiment (4)

Year 11 students took part in the Great Global Experiment organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry – this year the mission is to protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light by experimenting with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best.  Schools all over the world are undertaking the experiment… Read More


Alder Bridge Languages Day (5)

A group of pupils from Alder Bridge School enjoyed an Afternoon of Languages at Padworth College.  Padworth students from six different countries gave fun taster lessons to the visiting children who learnt basic greetings and counting in Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Japanese and Korean.  The afternoon finished with some lovely singing by the Alder Bridge pupils to say… Read More


Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (1)

We were delighted to welcome Katie Nuttall from the Royal Society of Chemistry to deliver the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase Workshop for our Year 12 Chemistry students.  The aim of the session is to provide an opportunity to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience and the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques.… Read More


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Members of Padworth College’s Student Fundraising Club presented a cheque for £376 to Gill Stevens, Director of Daisy’s Dream, a local charity which supports children through bereavement.  Each term, the Fundraising Club raise money for a different charity with a number of fundraising events ranging from taking collections at a piano recital and the College’s… Read More


Royal Society of Chemistry

Congratulations to two of our Year 13 students who were awarded Silver Certificates in the Royal Society of Chemistry UK Olympiad and a third who achieved the Bronze Certificate.  This UK competition is an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 Chemistry students by testing their chemical knowledge.  Head of Science, Sally Lightowlers, said, “We are delighted with… Read More