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We are proud to serve a diverse community of students, aged 11-16 years, on our two sites in South West Leicester. Fullhurst Community College opened in 1991 following the closure of King Richard III School and Newarke School. Initially located on the King Richard site while a significant refurbishment of the Newarke site took place, we moved into the Newarke buildings in 1992.

We were the first school in Leicester to be rebuilt under the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ Programme, but retaining our 1930’s red brick façade and clock tower at the rear of the new design. This iconic symbol of the school in the local community is the original entrance and helps to retain the character of the existing school. The school is a combination of high quality modern design and technology whilst preserving some of the architectural features of the old building.

Our £15million new Fosse Campus opened its doors in 2019 and has enabled us to expand our student population to 1500 from September 2020. Our Year 7 and 8 students begin their journey with us on Fosse Campus while the 9, 10 and 11 Year-groups are based at our Imperial Campus.

“Staff work hard to maintain the schools many strengths and improve the school further. There is a clear-sighted focus on improving GCSE outcomes, combined with a deep-seated moral commitment to serving the needs of the young people in the area, especially the most vulnerable.”

– Ofsted inspection (Good) January 2018

The priority of the college is to provide the highest quality education for every student in a supportive and inspiring environment. Students follow personalised pathways for learning which meet their individual needs. Our curriculum is broad and varied enabling each student to thrive.

We are very proud to have won awards such as the Department for Education Pupil Premium Secondary Regional Champion, Leicester Mercury School of the Year and finalists for the Pearson's 2018 National School of the year. Our teachers are regularly recognised for their dedication and unrivalled teaching ability.

Our outstanding team of leaders, teachers and support staff, recruited through partnerships such as Teach First and Future Leaders, enable our students to access the highest quality teaching support.

We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including sport, music, art and languages. We work in close partnership with local schools, sports and community organisations to ensure we provide the best learning opportunities for our students, as well as supporting the local community with initiatives such as our school allotment, accessed by over 200 local families via a food bank.

We strive to ensure all 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.

Latest News

  • Progress Update- KS3 and KS4 DSP



    Following our successful DSP annual quality review led by the Local Authority, we are proud that we have been able to further develop our inclusive approach.

    Our KS3 DSP is now based in an exciting new area on the Fosse campus and our KS4 students have moved into the main building on our Imperial campus.

    The students have contributed towards developing their new environment and will benefit from opportunities for increased access to lessons in mainstream lessons as appropriate to the students as individuals.

    Already, we have KS3 DSP students accessing new groups at Fosse and one of our KS4 students commented that they are viewing the change of location as good preparation for college!

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  • Faculty Showcase



    From next week are excited to announce the launch of a new weekly Faculty Showcase on Twitter. The initiative aims to highlight the great work and student achievement taking place across the school's various departments.

    The showcase will give students and parents a glimpse into the diverse range of activities and accomplishments taking place in our school. From academic achievements to extracurricular projects, the showcase will celebrate the varied talents and interests of our faculty and students.

    The Faculty Showcase will be promoted on the school's social media accounts and app. We encourage all students, parents, and staff members to follow us on Twitter and join us in celebrating the achievements of our students. 

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  • Red Nose Day



    Today our school showed how much we care about making a difference! With our Red Nose Day fundraiser, we raised lots of money to help end child poverty. It's amazing what we can achieve when we come together for a great cause.

    Thanks to all our fantastic student council members who were out in force collecting donations and running the bake sale! 

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  • Extra Curricular Trips



    This term has been packed full of extra-curricular trips. 

    Year 10 GCSE Drama students enjoyed a great day with the National Theatre at the Curve watching The Ocean at the End of the Lane and getting to take a look behind the scenes.

    The History Department took their Year 9 and Y10 students to watch a performance of Hitler on Trial. Students were asked to imagine that Hitler was captured by British Special Forces in 1942 and put on trial in a British court with the students as the jury.

    Year 8 'immersed' in Frida Kahlo at 'The Reel Store' in Coventry this term. They learnt all about her tragic life story and viewed a 360° projection of her artworks.

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  • Assessment Week Three - Year 7 - Year 9



    Year 7 - Year 9 will be sitting their third week of assessments WB 6th March.

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  • Nelly Selected for England Ladies U16s



    We're very proud to announce that Nelly from Year 10 has been selected to play for England Women’s Under 16s  in the Euro Qualifiers being held in Portugal. 

    Last night's opening game against Germany was a nailbiter with the England U16s Ladies coming back from 2-0 down to narrowly lose on penalties.

    Nelly and the team are loving every minute of the tournament and looking forward to their next game against the Netherlands!

    Come on England!

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Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue

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