HIGH quality teaching got top marks at Huddersfield Technical College.
The college received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors for its work with schools in Kirklees and Calderdale.
Their survey of the college's `Increased Flexibility Programme' for 14-16 year olds highlighted strengths as the facilities, high quality teaching and support and management.
The Increased Flexibility Programme was introduced by the Department for Education and Skills in September 2002.
It gives teenagers the chance to study at college at the same time as going to school.
They can then take the opportunity to study in a college and gain a vocational qualification.
At present, pupils from 28 Kirklees and Calderdale high schools are studying at Huddersfield Technical college up to one day a week.
Among courses are manufacturing, electronics, construction, hairdressing and motor vehicle maintenance.
Sonia Wappett, programme co-ordinator, said: "This was an extremely pleasing report that recognises the hard work put in by all our staff and partner schools.
"The benefits to the young people went beyond academic achievement.
"Self-esteem, confidence and motivation have also been seen to increase as a result of the programme.
"This in turn has a positive impact on pupils' performance back at school."