Study area in the library

An Ofsted Outstanding Establishment


We have a reputation for excellence, with Grade 1 Outstanding awarded by Ofsted in 2012. 

The award was given to all of our Ofsted inspection areas: Outcomes for Learners, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Leadership and Management, and Overall Effectiveness.

We are proud of these achievements, and are committed to constant improvement. Ofsted will only return to conduct another review if they doubt our Outstanding status. Since the initial assessment, student outcomes have improved year on year.

Outstanding academic performance isn’t all we have to offer. 

In addition, below are six reasons why you should choose BHASVIC for your next stage of study:


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BHASVIC is the only college to make the national top five lists for both ‘exam results’ and ‘progress’ outcomes. 

This shows that we not only give learners the support they need to achieve top marks, but that we add value to the learning experience at every stage.

9 out of 10 BHASVIC students who go onto degree level gain a 1st or 2:1. This is well above the national average for both state and independent schools.

We’re committed to preparing our learners not only for getting into higher education or the workplace, but for student and working life itself.


We’re proud to provide first-class student services and academic support, with a dedicated tutorial program covering everything from careers preparation and higher education applications to study skills, citizenship and personal well-being.

Your Personal Tutor will provide information, advice and guidance at each step of the way, and will help you make the most of your time at BHASVIC.

We offer 40 courses, allowing for well over 20,000 combinations. The perfect study programme awaits you at BHASVIC, allowing you to specialise in a particular passion or keep your options open.

From philosophy to photography, maths to music theory, we’re here to help you create a sixth form experience that’s all about you and your talents.

90% of students are satisfied with their experience at BHASVIC, and 96% of staff would recommend BHASVIC as a good place to work.

We are dedicated to creating a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere where learners feel challenged without feeling pressured.


Our learning culture revolves around the whole student, rather than purely pushing for results. At BHASVIC, students work hard, enjoy studying and collaborate, taking pride in their skills and strengths. 

We give learners every chance to make the most of social and enrichment opportunities, with a wide range of extracurricular opportunities.