Weir Outstanding!

Weir Training Ltd, based in Chobham, Surrey, have excelled once again. Ofsted converted their short inspection to a full inspection mid-May following display of areas of excellence during the first day. They went onto showcase their provision over a further three days.

Weir Training has achieved the ultimate accolade of being awarded “Outstanding” across all Common Inspection Framework areas for inspection.

Weir Training are the only provider in the country to achieve these grades, to date, this academic year according to current Ofsted data!

The company was inspected across the following 6 areas:

  • Overall Effectiveness                                                               Grade 1
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and Management                  Grade 1
  • Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment                Grade 1
  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare               Grade 1
  • Outcomes for Learners                                                           Grade 1
  • Apprenticeships                                                                       Grade 1


The two Owner/Directors – Julie Ridley and Sarah Caines are very proud of this first-class result.

Julie Ridley said “We have always strived to build a reputation as a Quality Provider, achieving these grades is the realisation of that dream. We are so proud of our staff, the grades are a testament to their great work and them all as individuals. We are very lucky to have such a strong team.”

 Sarah Caines said “We enjoyed the inspection. It gave us an opportunity to showcase our strengths and also to reflect on how our business has grown and improved over recent years.”

This leading training provider, whose journey began in a living room in Weir Road, Chertsey – hence the company name, has gone from strength to strength since its foundation in 2000 and is one of the most decorated Training Providers in the UK. This dynamic company can now add Outstanding Ofsted grades to its Gold Investor in People, Matrix and Disability Confident Employer accreditations.

Weir Training is an approved, lead Independent Training Provider registered on the RoATP – Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. The company contracts with the Education, Skills Funding Agency – ESFA and is able to offer both Levy and Non-Levy Employers support with their Apprenticeship delivery requirements. Teaching, Learning and Assessment is predominately delivered in the workplace.

Weir Training offers a wide suite of qualifications including:

Business Administration, Customer Service, Retail, Hospitality, IT, Supply Chain Warehouse Operative, Team Leader/Supervisor and Management.

So where does Weir Training go from here, we ask?

Julie Ridley said “Always up! Our Outstanding recognition will enable us to maximise and increase Apprenticeship awareness further to local, potential Apprentices, parents and Employers.

For more information about the service Weir Training can offer please call Julie Ridley – Director on 01932 567626, e-mail or visit