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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

  • Y10 Work Experience and GCSE Maths - June 7th


  • DSP Allotment



    The act of gardening offers a host of advantages for everyone, but it’s especially beneficial for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special educational needs. There’s no better place than the great outdoors for nurturing the mind. Engaging with nature can help children with ASD build their social skills, boost their confidence, fight off anxieties, and push their mental boundaries in a safe, calm environment.

    Gardening can be utilised as a tool to calm down after an overwhelming day or to teach valuable life skills about patience, perseverance, and the rewards of hard work. Activities that are done in the garden will also naturally assist with developing gross and fine motor skills without the pressure of a classroom setting, which children with ASD can struggle with.                         

    Over this past year here on Fosse Campus, our SEND students have created their own garden. They have worked extremely hard, whilst improving cognitive and communication skills, to build a fully functioning planting area, greenhouse, polytunnel and some wonderful pallet chairs.

    The student's motor skills have been strengthened, as they have been digging, weeding and watering. Their fine motor skills have improved by planting seeds and young seedlings. We have encouraged students to have a sense of pride in the school, by looking after adjacent flower beds around the grounds and litter picking.

    Carefully chosen plants and flowers can maximise a garden’s sensory appeal with scents and textures, we hope other students will have access to it this summer. In fact, this type of horticultural therapy has great promise as vocational training and may lead to a first job. 

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  • Exams Preparation



    This half term has seen Year 10 preparing for and sitting their PPEs (pre-public ‘mock’ exams) and Year 11 preparing for their final GCSE exams. In tutor time and in lessons students have been looking at how to manage their time when preparing for exams, and effective strategies for revision. This included methods for remembering your learning, such as flashcards, self-quizzing and ‘look-cover-write-check’. Year 11 have also looked at using past papers, models and feedback to improve their skills to achieve the best grades they can in their exams.

    Year 10 students will find out their results on ‘mock results day’ on June 15th and subsequent lessons will look with students at how to improve their learning as they prepare to move into Year 11.

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  • Year 8 Trip to Monyash



    Year 8 students had an adventurous day out in the picturesque countryside of Monyash last week. The students enjoyed a scenic walk through the beautiful countryside, learning about the local flora and fauna as they went along. The pledge trip proved to be a great success, with students expressing their enjoyment of the outdoors and learning about nature first-hand.

    The excursion not only provided a great opportunity for students to bond with one another but also to develop an appreciation for the natural world. We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this experience will have on our students.

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  • Barcelona Easter Trip



    Students from our school had an exciting and enriching experience during their Easter holidays as they visited the stunning city of Barcelona. The students had a memorable time exploring the vibrant city and immersing themselves in the local culture.

    During their stay, the students tried the delicious local cuisine and enjoyed sightseeing around the city, including visiting the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. They also took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent time relaxing at the beach.

    The trip provided an excellent opportunity for our students to broaden their horizons, gain new perspectives, and develop their language and social skills. We are delighted that they had a fantastic time and look forward to future school trips.

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  • Year 10 Ambitions Trip



    The Year 10 Ambitions group of students attended Nottingham University on May 4th for a taster day. This included a Biology lecture including a practical and a Psychology lecture surrounding conspiracy theories. They also had a tour around the campus and looked around student accommodation.

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Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Campus
3 Ellesmere Rd

Fosse Campus
Imperial Avenue

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781