The Sixth Form College Farnborough

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The Sixth Form College Farnborough


Name The Sixth Form College Farnborough
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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Inspection Date 01 May 2007
Address Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 8JX
Phone Number 01252688200
Type Academy
Age Range 16-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor The Prospect Trust
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage English is Not First Language %
Persisitent Absence %
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Background of the organisation

The Sixth Form College Farnborough serves primarily the needs of full-time 16- 19 year old students in the travel to study area centred on Farnborough. The college has sought to retain and build upon its reputation as a centre of sixth form studies and has had the same single corporate objective since 1996: improving students’ achievements. In July 2002, the college was named as one of the first four Beacon colleges in the country. The college has won three annual Beacon awards in recent years: for its outstanding work in the teaching of physics in 2003, for chemistry in 2001 and for mathematics in 1999. Numbers of full-time students have increased from 1,180 in 1992 to 2,908 in 2006. Almost all students are 16 to 19 year olds. The college offers courses in eleven of the fifteen subject sector areas, with the largest provision being in science and maths, arts and media and languages and culture. The local area has high levels of employment with a significant proportion of hi-tech industry related to the aerospace and defence industries. A high proportion of 16 year olds in the area continue in education. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups in the college is 7%, which is higher than in the local area.