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
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
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.
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