Key events for this term
24th - 28th October
In the event of bad weather please listen to your local radio for news of closures. We will update our website as soon as it is possible. Student work in the event of FCC being closed can be found below:
FCC students achieve 74% A*-C in English and Maths GCSE
Faringdon Community College is pleased to announce a great set of results for this year's Y11 students with 74% achieving A* - C in English and Maths.
The schools Attainment 8 was 5.46 -equivalent to an average of a high C grade for every student.
The school's Progress 8 score is +0.32 with pupils performing better than the national average across their best eight GCSEs.
We are proud of the achievements of all our students who gained these results through hard work, committed staff and supportive parents.
Work in progress! The FCC website is undergoing a make-over.
Watch this space for our new look launch!
Coming soon: calling all budding journalists!
The Burnet News Club, Mondays, 3.00pm-4.15pm. See posters in school for further details.
A Levels Results 2016
We are delighted with our A level results this year and so pleased for the students. So much of this is down to the hard work and determination of students and staff, alongside the invaluable support of parents and carers.
Mindfulness and breathing for relaxation comes to FCC
The first Citizenship Day of the new school year saw the Year 11s learning new skills to help them deal with their forthcoming workloads. The programme gave the opportunity to develop mindfulness strategies through meditation which enabled them to clear their minds and become more focused on the present moment. This was coupled with 30 minutes of Pilates breathing techniques which helps relaxation and an improvement in physical fitness. Although a completely different experience to the normal timetable, many Year 11s appreciated the chance to relax their minds and bodies! Feedback included, "I feel really relaxed and sleepy now", "I will try some of those ideas at home" And "It's made me very hungry!".
Managing workloads, time and stress levels will be important skills for Year 11s to develop this year and we really appreciate the support that parents and other family members can provide. Students are encouraged to talk to their tutors about any concerns that they may have regarding the year ahead.
At our last inspection (May 2008) OFSTED recognised that FCC “provides an outstanding caring and supportive environment in which students can flourish as both individuals and as part of the community".
Faringdon Community College is a popular and successful 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school, situated on the edge of Faringdon, a small market town in Oxfordshire. The college occupies a large, attractively-landscaped site with an excellent range of specialist facilities.
We have specialist status in Engineering, which adds a unique and positive element to our school culture.
We are a dynamic organisation, always looking for new ideas and ways to move forward - with great students keen to do well and a strong and motivated staff.
Welcome from our Headteacher
We are proud to be one of the top performing secondary schools in the county, consistently improving our examination results and striving for the highest standards.
Latest GCSE results