Report reflects on successful year

20th March 2009 3:55pm - Return to press releases

East Riding College has now published its latest annual report, which looks back on achievements during the 2007/2008 academic year.
The report covers all aspects of the College's work, from full-time further education for school leavers to workforce training for employers.
It also contains details of the College's development plans and a section on finance. 

Principal Derek Branton said: "Our annual report is an opportunity for us to reflect on what was a very successful year for East Riding College.
"It is also a chance to look at how far we have come in the past five years, especially in terms of learner numbers, our accommodation and the growing importance of our work with employers."
Mr Branton added: "The report is written in plain language, without large amounts of education jargon, and gives a clear commentary on the College's growth and success.
"For anyone who is considering coming to the College, or who has children who are, it gives a clear picture of where we are and where we are going." 

David Thacker, Chairman of the College's Governors, said: "East Riding College has an impressive track record and this year's annual report gives plenty of evidence and information to support that statement.
"I am delighted to congratulate the students and the staff for their outstanding commitment and their excellent achievements over the past five years.
"A significant factor in this success has been the leadership of Derek Branton, our Principal, and his team who have set fine examples and given impressive support where it has been needed.
"The local community are right to feel very proud of the continuing success of the College." 

Key points mentioned in the report include:

  • The increase  to 83 per cent in success rates on all programmes. The national rate for 2007/2008 was 74 per cent
  • The growth from 1,951 to 3,654 in the number of learners sponsored through courses by their employer
  • The start of construction of the new £17 campus in St Mary's Walk, Bridlington due to be completed this July.
  • Investment in improved learning environments, including a significant enhancement of the College's IT facilities, a Beauty Therapy salon and better resources for the growing number of higher education students.

Anyone who would like to read the annual report can request a copy by calling 0845 120 0037 or download it by visiting


For more information on this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email [email protected]