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.
This week our Year 11 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a mock interview with a member of the Bibby Finance team.
This was a chance for pupils to practice their interview skills and gain feedback in preparation for their real college and apprenticeship interviews. Our visitors were very impressed by how polite and prepared our pupils were.
Fullhurst now has its very own Tiny Forest! Student council members and Year 9 students took part in the planting of over 600 trees on a site close to the corner of Fosse Road South and Fullhurst Ave, which you can see as you drive past.
The Tiny Forest will be used by students and staff to reconnect with nature, enhance wellbeing and help mitigate the impacts of climate change whilst providing a nature-rich habitat to support urban wildlife.
It’s been a busy and festive filled end to the term with lots of extra curricular activities taking place across the school.
Year 7, Year 8, DSP and Leaning Centre students took to the ice for their rewards trip to the Jubilee Square Ice Rink. Students showed determination to learn a new skill and helped their friends stay up right as they went around the rink! Last week, our Year 7 students got to see The Wizard of Oz at the Curve Theatre for a Drama trip and KS3 had lots of fun watching the panto Snow White in school. Oh no they didn’t...oh yes they did!!
This week, our Christmas Jumper Day raised lots of money for Save the Children and students enjoyed a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.
Please be aware that the school will be completely closed to staff and students from Monday December 19th until (and including) Tuesday January 3rd. All staff and students will return to school on Wednesday January 4th. If you have any safeguarding concerns during this time please click the red button on our homepage.
Staff and students have continued the long running Fullhurst Christmas tradition of creating food hampers for local residents who may be struggling for a variety of reasons, including vulnerable families and the elderly. Each tutor group has worked as a team to collect appropriate items and fill their box, many to the brim.
There has been a team effort to wrap the boxes in time for them to be dropped off at the b-inspired office for them to distribute in the days leading up to Christmas.
We raised a whopping £840 for BBC Children in Need!
The day was a SPOTacular success with students and staff donating money for coming into school in non-uniform and buying sweet treats from the bake sale which was run by the student council.
Thanks to everyone who donated and took part.
The History Department took their Y9 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. https://t.co/glhBIVBaAD
More from our PACA showcase on Monday evening! Music performances from our amazing year 8 students! https://t.co/RJCf9z3ZHK
Our extra-curricular KS3 PACA showcase last night was buzzing! Thank you to everyone who helped put this together and all those who attended! Musicians, artists and chefs in the making. Our students should be so proud of all their hard work! https://t.co/bmSnx6brFO
Seren in Year 7 has produced this fantastic design for her Design Technology Block-Bot based on a 'Powder Puff Girl'! https://t.co/qJjatyNqRY
Year 7 made these scrummy jam tarts last week using the 'rubbing in' method. I bet they didn't last long! https://t.co/I0yMu1qoRu
Fullhurst Community College
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