Moat Community College

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Moat Community College
Moatcclogo.bmp
Motto Maximising Our Achievements Together
Established 1982
Type Comprehensive
Principal Mr Nigel Boyd
Location Maidstone Road
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 0TU
England Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 1°07′11″W / 52.63314°N 1.11986°W / 52.63314; -1.11986
Local authority Leicester
DfE URN 120292 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1052
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Black and white
Website www.moat.leicester.sch.uk

Moat Community College, is a secondary school in Highfields near the city centre of Leicester, UK.

Ofsted,[1] 2011 judged Moat as outstanding (the highest possible grade) in the following areas:

  • “the extent to which pupils feel safe”
  • “pupils’ attendance”
  • “the development of workplace and other skills”
  • “the extent to which pupils adopt healthy lifestyles”
  • “pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development”
  • “effectiveness of care, guidance and support”
  • “the extent to which the curriculum meets pupils’ needs”
  • “the extent with which the school promotes community cohesion”
  • “the effect of partnerships in promoting learning and well being”
  • “the extent to which the school contributes to the wider community”

History[edit]

Opened in 1980 as an amalgamation of two local schools, Moat Boys School, Melbourne Road, Highfields, Leicester and Moat Girls School, Spinney Hill, Ventnor Street, Leicester. The current college building is built on the site of the old Hillcrest Hospital, Maidstone Road, Highfields, Leicester.

In the colleges first year due to building work not being completed the college was split on the three sites of:

  • New College - Maidstone Road 2nd & 3rd years Boys & Girls Mixed
  • Boys School - Melbourne Road 4th & 5th year Boys
  • Girls School - Ventnor Street 1st year Boys & Girls mixed, 4th & 5th year Girls

There was also a site (based in an old school) at Braunston in Rutland where activities could be run on field trips. Also the school used playing fields on Brighton Avenue Wigston, Leicestershire for PE. Lines of buses at the three sites were common to transfer students to Wigston.

This also meant teachers were split between the three sites, traveling to and fro to teach at different locations in the same day.

It was not until August 1983 that the full college was operational and all pupils went to the Maidstone Road site.

The Boys School site went to Leicestershire County Council and community and youth projects were run from it. The Girls School site becoming Spinney Hill Primary school after the amalgamation of a small number of primary schools in the Spinney Hills area of Highfields. (The lower ground floor was always occupied by Moat Infants School)

The original college badge was adopted from the one worn in both the boys and girls schools. (Red Castle) In 1982 a new badge was designed showing two castles and two interlinking C's to signify Moat Community College and the two schools the college was formed from. The motto then disappeared. A further development in its design was two C's one inside the other with a circle inside the smaller C, which contained the castle image.

The current logo depicts a globe surrounded by the new school motto "Maximising Our Achievements Together".

In 2006 the college was designated as a Science Specialist College.

The college from its early days has represented the diverse community in the Highfields area of Leicester and has worked hard to promote diversity outside of the local community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inspection Report". OFSTED. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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