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.
The History Department took Year 9 and Year 10 students to watch a performance of Hitler on Trial this week. Hitler on Trial is a half-day presentation focused on Germany 1919 -1939 and is designed to help students improve their performance in their History examinations.
The day opened with a grade-booster workshop. The workshop was followed by a courtroom drama, in which students are asked to imagine a parallel historical world in which Adolf Hitler was captured alive by British Special Forces in 1942 and put on trial in a British court. In this court, the students are the jury and Hitler is tried for crimes against peace.
The students' behaviour was exemplary throughout the trip, well done Year 9 and Year 10.
Our extra-curricular KS3 PACA showcase this week was buzzing! Musicians, artists and chefs displayed some of their fantastic work to a lot of proud parents.
The PACA showcase event was an opportunity for students to showcase work that they have produced whilst attending extra-curricular clubs in PACA.
Select students were invited to attend a Design Technology workshop where they designed and created their own keyrings using wood. Year 7 students worked hard for several weeks producing Art and Photography work in the studio, then mounting and presenting it to create their own exhibition.
Parents were invited to attend the exhibition of visual artwork, and were treated to musical performances from students who attend music club weekly. We heard performances on the keyboard and singing!
Year 8 food club worked tirelessly on the evening batch baking cookies for all our guests to sample. It was a fantastic atmosphere and was enjoyed by all who attended.
Well done to all the staff and students involved for their hard work, and we were proud to be able to showcase the wealth of creative talent that we have here at Fullhurst.
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.
There's so much variation in mark-making and detail in this fantastic pen study by Franklin in Year 9! https://t.co/vN0bEfUw88
Take a deep breath and... read. It is a joy to pop our pens down and spend an hour reading with our lovely year 9 students! #readingforpleasure https://t.co/Cv5I0u5oVo
We have some exciting opportunities for you to join our fantastic team at Fullhurst! Current vacancies include: MFL Teacher English Teacher Exam Invigilator Exec Assistant to the Executive Headteacher For more information and to apply https://t.co/hfv00YP8VQ https://t.co/Z5EhUibiaB
Stunning artwork produced by Asia and Teegan in Year 9 - exploring mark-making and embellishment in distorted portraiture https://t.co/XKBh1BJe9x
Congratulations to our year 11/10 football team for their win tonight against orchard mead. Onto the next stage! https://t.co/y3LqCYQW86
Tomy proudly showing off the profiteroles he made yesterday! These wouldn't look out of place in a restaurant! https://t.co/gfd145o9DL
Fullhurst Community College
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