Desborough College

Secondary Post 16
Shoppenhangers Road

Head:  Mr Paul Frazer

Pupils: 610

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 18

Type: Academy sponsor led

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted

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Desborough College converted to an academy on 1 October 2012. When its predecessor school, Desborough School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be satisfactory overall. It is sponsored by the Education Fellowship Trust.

The college is smaller than the average and has a sixth form.

The Principal has been in post since May 2013. The college has received leadership support from Radley College. Senior leaders, including the newly seconded Vice Principal, work closely with the academy's sponsors.

The proportion of students eligible for free school meals, for which the college receives additional funding, (pupil premium) is below average.

The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is slightly below average. The proportion of students who are from minority ethnic groups is significantly above the national average, with the largest group being Pakistani students. The number of students who speak English as an additional language is in the top percentile nationally.

The college makes use of off-site provision at Haybrook College, Berkshire College of Agriculture and Manor Green Special School for a very small number of students.

The college meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' progress and attainment.

The college is involved in partnership work with Radley School, who are represented on the board of governors. Desborough College is part of a sixth-form consortium with four local schools, namely Furze Platt Comprehensive, Newland Girls High School, Cox Green and Altwood Comprehensive.

Progress 8 Score

Confidence interval is -0.45 to 0.1

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

Confidence interval is NE to NE

Progress 8 Score BOYS

Confidence interval is -0.45 to 0.1

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