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In June, students are due to go to to Auschwitz to cover a two-day historical trip.The trip is sponsored by the Chesterhill Charitable Trust LTD.

The aim is to provide this incredible educational opportunity and increase students basic understanding of a horrifying time in our history to another level. By actually visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in person, and hearing the facts explained by professional guides, the students will enhance their learning and understanding of these tragic events and be able to share their newfound knowledge with their peers and family members.

The trip will take place on 28th and 29th June. Five students have been nominated by staff to attend the trip as a reward for demonstrating high standards of commitment and achievement.The students will be accompanied by the Head of Student Services.

The Itinerary:


16:00 Meet Mr Kahan (group leader) at London Stansted Airport
18:00 Flight departs Stansted
21:25 Arrive Krakow (local time)

• Coach transfer to local hotel.
• Meeting in hotel reception area regarding the following day’s itinerary.

07:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
07:45 Depart hotel via coach to Auschwitz Museum and concentration camp
09:00 Guided tour of Auschwitz with specialised local guides
Coach transfer to Birkenau concentration camp (snacks on the coach)
Guided tour of Auschwitz with specialised local guides
Coach transfer to old Jewish quarters and remaining synagogues in Krakow
Group dinner in Krakow
Transfer to Krakow Airport
21:50 Flight departs for London Stansted Airport
23:25 Arrive Stansted

Following the trip the students will be encouraged to share their experience by way of a presentation to either their class or perhaps the whole of the curriculum area. We hope the students have a fantastic time and enjoy going through a learning curve in the history of these tragic events. 


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The students and staff of Stanmore College are celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection report, just published on the Ofsted web-site ( The report is a glowing tribute to the hard work of all staff and emphasises the College’s “rapid and significant improvement in the quality of provision” which had previously rated the College in 2015 as ‘Inadequate’.


It is useful to reflect on how well the College improved, moving an “Inadequate” judgement to a consistent set of “Good” grades in just over a year. This leap in improvement, in such a short time, is seldom seen or reported on by Ofsted. Stanmore College is just the third college nationwide out of 80 colleges to have improved by two grades under the new Common Inspection Framework.

All the College’s main grades given by Ofsted are now all judged to be Good, including: teaching, learning and assessment; the outcomes for learners; leadership and management; and personal development, behaviour and welfare of students. This very positive picture led to the Overall Effectiveness of the College to be Good.

The inspection was completed on 3rd February 2017 by a team of seven inspectors, led by Her Majesty’s Inspector Richard Pemble. The report highlights the high achievement and good progress made by students who “make good gains in their confidence and self-esteem”. 

The Principal of the College, Sarbdip Noonan, was proud of the “extremely hard work by all staff, who support our students to pass their courses successfully and go on to university or jobs.” 

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The Ofsted report comments that “Teachers have improved their skills, which are now good, to support their learners effectively and raise their aspirations” and commends the students’ “high standards of conduct and behaviour.”

The Chair of Governors, John Howard, said: “this is a tremendous validation of both the dedication and determination of all the staff and also the passionate and inspirational leadership of the Principal, Sarbdip Noonan, who has only been in post since January last year.” 

Harrow MP Bob Blackman said: “This is wonderful news for the community, which needs a strong local college to support local people and employers. I am very impressed with the commitment shown by students, staff, managers and governors.” 

Leader of Harrow Council, Councillor Sachin Shah, commented “Absolutely great news that the College has improved the quality of its provision. With OFSTED now rating the Teaching Learning and standard as Good, Harrow students will know they are getting an excellent education. I’m always looking to get the best for Harrow residents, and with Stanmore College, I know I will.” 


“Great scenes of jubilation took place at Stanmore College on Friday, 27th January. Individual students learned a valuable lesson in life; that hard work and determination really does pay off and this will enable them to progress and achieve excellent results in the summer. My congratulations go to all of the students concerned and I also want to thank all of the staff who have played a key role in helping them achieve these fantastic results.” Sarbdip Noonan, Principal.

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Stanmore College arranged the 'Grand In Your Hand' (GIYH) initiative to reward students of the College that are showing excellent attendance and hard work in their study programmes. Strict eligibility criteria must be met before the students qualify, including above 90% attendance in all of their study programme, including English and maths lessons. The main reward that students receive is a laptop that is for them to keep. This will help them in their current and future studies and we hope that it will support them to be successful in their careers. Other rewards that students benefit from include free membership of the College's gym, free breakfast/lunch and free software for their new laptop.

The first 54, of in the region of 300 eligible students, attended the celebratory awards’ event in the Social Learning Centre at the College where Principal, Sarbdip Noonan, congratulated each student individually, presenting each one with a Certificate for excellent attendance and a mini laptop. Among the students were Roopa Shah and Durga Jagdish (100% attendance), Noor Al-Jabery (99.6%), Charlotte Phillips, Reema Rajani, Bijay Thapa and Christyn Owusu (99.5%), Natalia-Loredana Cata (99.2%), Siddika Rashid (99%), Rishal Patel (98.9%), Hiren Raichura and Amal Al Onaizi (98.8%) and the remainder were closely behind.

Comments received from the deservedly proud students included “I have gained many skills in this great College and many friends, this College has given me opportunities I never found possible”, “It’s a great College, really makes the students proud when they do well”, “amazing - rewarding students for their hard work”, “Very happy that I have this opportunity with the use of a laptop to help with my work!”, “amazing experience, good learning environment”, “the College is very helpful”, “got a free laptop for excellent attendance - it was amazing!”, “very happy” and “the teachers are really nice and they meet students’ needs”.

The Principal, governors and staff of Stanmore College are extremely proud of the students and offer their heartiest congratulations to those who have shown such excellence. The good news is, for those students who haven’t achieved such high attendance and behaviour, the ‘Grand In Your Hand’ incentive has been extended to motivate them to improve and they will have until Easter 2017 to meet the criteria.

Our new 2017-18 Prospectus for 16-18 year olds is now available for you to view.

Prospectus Cover Image 1718Choosing the right place to study and spend the next few years of your life is an important decision. Whatever route you’re preparing to take, Stanmore College will provide high quality teaching and support to get you there.

The College offers a wide range of full-time courses with a healthy mix of learning and skills training; preparing students both for employment and university study.

 Our new prospectus features:

>> How we’re investing in our students through upgraded facilities and outstanding support
>> Vocational study programmes
>> GCSE retake package
ESOL Plus study programme
>> Ten reasons to choose Stanmore College
>> Enrichment activities 

If you would like a printed copy of our Prospectus, please contact us on 020 8420 7700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Growing your Business Potential
Stanmore College - Employers’ Forum Invitation

EventThe Principal, governors and staff cordially invite you to join us from 5.30–8.00pm on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

This year’s event, Growing your Business Potential, addresses the advantages of sourcing local funding and talent to add value to your business now and for a post-Brexit Britain. This event will include information on NHS tender opportunities and local funding streams and guidance on how to grow and develop your business in addition to networking opportunities.


Harrow’s economy, trends, sectors and how the Council is supporting local businesses.
Mark Billington, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, London Borough of Harrow.

Harnessing local talent and upskilling existing staff with assistance from Stanmore College.
Sylvester Lennon, West London District Manager, Harrow Jobcentre Plus.

Public Sector Focus: Northwick Park Hospital – Tender Opportunities.
Goretti Dowdican-McAndrew, Head of Education Department.

Private Sector Focus: Red E Limited.
Matthew Black, Serial Entrepreneur.


Pradip Lotlecar on 020 8420 7891 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 November 2016.

Complimentary drinks & canapés will be available on the night.