About the college
To be part of Fullhurst Community College is to transform lives. We are proud to serve a diverse community of over 900 students, aged 11-16 years, on our large site in south west Leicester and are oversubscribed each year. As the first school in Leicester to be rebuilt under the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme, Fullhurst provides an exceptional environment in which to learn and work.
Students follow personalised pathways for learning which meet their individual needs. Our curriculum is broad and varied enabling each student to thrive. We also offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including sport, music, art and languages. We want our students to be excited by their learning in the classroom and beyond, committed to achieving their very best and confident about their futures. In 2016, our Progress 8 measure (the new government performance indicator) was +0.49. This score is exceptional - demonstrating the strength of our curriculum and that all groups of Fullhurst students achieve beyond national targets.
We believe that resilience is key to our young people exceeding their potential and passionately instil a positive ‘I can do' outlook. We are extremely proud of our student progress and achievement which continues to increase year on year. In 2016, 58% of students achieved A*-C in English and Maths, with a significant proportion achieving the top grades of A*/A. In 2012, Ofsted graded Fullhurst ‘good’ in all categories and in 2013 a HMI subject inspection of mathematics graded all areas ‘good’ again. Challenge Partner reviews, most recently in 2014, suggest the school has many outstanding features.
At Fullhurst Community College, we work in close partnership with local schools, sports and community organisations to ensure we provide the best learning opportunities for our students. The community is at the heart of what we do with our school allotment and city farm supporting the 200 local families accessing the food bank. The students also run a community radio station which broadcasts 24/7, called Fullpower.fm.
We have assembled an outstanding team of leaders, teachers and support staff at Fullhurst through partnerships such as Teach First and Future Leaders. This has enabled our students to access the highest quality teaching and as a member of two local teaching school alliances we continue to attract the best candidates for all positions.
The priority of the college is to provide the highest quality education for every student in a supportive and inspiring environment. It is our aim that students leave Fullhurst Community College as successful, confident and responsible young people equipped with academic qualifications as well as the personal and social skills to enable them make a positive contribution to society.
I hope that you will find our website a useful introduction to our diverse and vibrant college, however the best way to find out more is to visit us and see us in action. Should you require any further information or wish to visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tom Campbell, Principal
Tom Campbell became Principal of Fullhurst in 2010 and has ensured the college sustains its improvements year on year. He is a trained Ofsted inspector, advises the Department for Education through various sector panels, is currently a Director of the School Development and Support Agency in Leicester, Chairman of the Education Improvement Partnership, Leicester and board member of Leicester’s Education Strategic Partnership Board. Mr Campbell supports the work of the Ash Field Teaching School Alliance, is a member of the Association of School and College Leaders, the National Union of Teachers and serves as a primary school governor. Mr Campbell is teaching Business Studies this year to Year 10.