Faringdon Community Academy

Faringdon Infant School, Faringdon Junior School and Faringdon Community College applying for Academy Status


Faringdon Infant School, Faringdon Junior School and Faringdon Community College are looking at becoming a multi-academy trust called Faringdon Community Academy.

We have just completed a period of consultation with Students, Parents, Governors, Staff, Unions and the wider community. This took place from 30th November and concluded with a Public Meeting held at the Junior School on the evening of 12th January 2012. This webpage has been set up to provide information about what a multi-academy is, why we want to do it, what is involved in conversion and how the application is progressing. If you have any issues or questions that aren’t addressed here, please contact us on: academyqueries@fcc.oxon.sch.uk


The outcome document that was sent to parents/carers, staff, governors, local schools and local community groups can be found by following he media link below.


Delivering Educational Excellence

Community Cohesion

We are privileged to be the primary providers of education in Faringdon. As an integral part of our society, we seek to promote the town of Faringdon and wider community for the benefit of all. Faringdon will be synonymous with “Outstanding Schools” and the provision of Outstanding Education at all phases. The Faringdon Community Academy, representing Faringdon Infant School, Faringdon Junior School and Faringdon Community College, will represent the local community with a single stronger voice.

Educational Excellence

By sharing the expertise and best practice across all schools in the Academy, we will deliver exceptional “continuous professional development” for all staff, building on the already high levels of teaching and support staff expertise. Increased integration and co-operation will provide the catalyst for greater innovation, enhancing the curriculum and the quality of teaching and learning. The freedom afforded by multi-academy status will enable better ‘joined-up’ thinking and as a consequence significant enhancements in student progression and cross-phase, cross-school transition.

The Future

Faringdon Community Academy will shape the future for the provision of education in Faringdon and the surrounding community. We will strive for National recognition for an exceptional model of education for rural communities, anchored by an innovative curriculum and outstanding attainment.


Copies of articles released to local media. These include parent newsletters, Faringdon Folly and Faringdon.org Talking Points.

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Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions aimed at specific groups involved in the consultation process.

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Useful Links

Some useful websites with additional information about Accademy Status.

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Examples of all the letters sent out as part of the consultation process.

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Telephone: 01367 240375
01367 240628
Email: office@fcc.oxon.sch.uk

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".

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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.

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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.

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