|Name||The Sixth Form College Farnborough|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||01 May 2007|
|Address||Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 8JX|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Academy Sponsor||The Prospect Trust|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||%|
|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.