Frogmore Community College
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|Headteacher||Mrs Sarah Howells/Mr Chris Vaudin (Interim)|
|Location||Potley Hill Road
|DfE URN||116442 Tables|
|Houses||Tuckwell, Ormond, Macmillan|
|Colours||Light blue, Navy|
Formerly Frogmore Comprehensive School, then Frogmore Community School, it also used to include a Sixth Form College originally called the Blackwater Valley Centre (BVC) which was fully absorbed when the school took its present name at the end of the 1990s. The school opened "FCAS" (Frogmore Centre for Advanced Studies) in 2005, but the sixth form disbanded after only two years of practice, forcing a partnership with The Sixth Form College, Farnborough. The college still runs an Adult Learning Centre within FCAS. It at first co-operated with Yateley School but gradually expanded in the 1980s. The school is situated on campus with Potley Hill County Primary School. Also based in the campus area is Frogmore Leisure Centre and Frogmore Day Care Centre.
The Headmaster of Frogmore in the 1990s was Paul Harwood, who left the school to become one of the first 'super-heads' (that would be deployed to take over failing schools nationally).
Ex-Headteacher Peter Green left the school in 2008.
The current interim headteacher is Chris Vaudin, taking place for Sarah Howells until Easter 2015. The current head boy and head girl of 2014/15 are Owen Powell and Sarah Lody.
Notable former pupils
Lightning strike of 2014
On 29 April 2014, eyewitnesses in Yateley described the area being lit up in "blinding white" before the "loudest thunder" they had ever heard. Potley Hill Primary School, which is located next to Frogmore Community College on the same campus, and the Frogmore Leisure Centre both closed. A tree and a building roof at Potley Hill were both hit - no students were injured but the debris from the tree smashed through several of the school's windows. The lightning also struck several parts of Frogmore Community College and parts of the school had to be temporarily restricted due to electrical safety issues. There was a power surge in Potley Hill Primary School, Frogmore Leisure Centre and Frogmore Community College, causing fire alarms, security cameras and wireless networks to go down. A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Yateley and Hartley Wintney went to the leisure centre at approximately 12:56pm... There was no fire but a power surge had caused the automatic fire alarm to activate... They stayed on the scene until 2:52pm to make sure everything was OK.".