The Henry Cort Community College

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Coordinates: 50°51′43″N 1°13′12″W / 50.862°N 1.220°W / 50.862; -1.220

Henry Cort Community College
337 acres (1,360,000 m2)
Established 1984
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr P J Munday
Location Hilson Drive
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 6PH
United Kingdom
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116466 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 150
Students 864 [1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Colours Navy Blue blazers, House Coloured Tie, and navy blue jumpers.
Publication Prospectuses
Website www.henry-cort.hants.sch.uk

The Henry Cort Community College, formerly Fareham Park Senior School, is a mixed sex comprehensive school in Fareham, Hampshire.

It is one of three comprehensive schools in Fareham, and had around 850 students at the last count. It has a rich sporting tradition, especially in field hockey, and has adequate sports facilities, including an astroturf pitch and a gym. The school is named after the iron pioneer, Henry Cort.

Environment[edit]

The college is set within a suburban 337-acre (1,360,000 m2) site, on the edge of Fareham Park Estate of Fareham, with views over the Meon Valley and The Solent, on a clear day, you can see the Isle of Wight.

Facilities[edit]

It has eleven fully networked ICT suites, with over 400 Computers, linked to the internet, new seminar rooms, Specialist Design Technology room, including an Electronics Lab, a Food Technology Kitchen, Art and Design rooms, including Textiles, 2 Sports Halls, Specialist Language Rooms, A Library, All Weather Pitch, and sizeable Sports Fields with a state of drainage and community changing rooms.

Houses[edit]

There are 4 Houses:

  • Invincible (Green)- led by D Rhodes
  • Victorious (Purple) - led by Miss M L Boyne
  • Daring (Red)- led by Miss L E Chapman
  • Triumph (Yellow)- led by Mr R H Shepherd

Special Educational Needs[edit]

The school like many others has a department dedicated to helping students whatever their need and get them back into lessons whenever possible the department is run by Mrs Eddie, backed by a team of staff. The room is located at the bottom of the William Makepeace Thackeray Building. There are also another 3 Rooms one at the opposite end of the building, one by the courtyard and 2 located in an disused science lab.

Buildings[edit]

The college is split into five main buildings the Prices building, the Jenner building, the Austen building, the White building and the Thackeray building, these buildings are all named after famous people in English history. The buildings have various plaques around them with helpful information on the English person they are named after. The Thackeray building is the main building with three floors housing the canteen, the humanities department and the languages department, The Austen building, The building behind the main school office. The Austen building has all of the DT (Design Technology) classrooms. The Jenner building is the building on the right when you enter the school and houses the sports hall, the gym and the music and drama classroom it also has the main seminar room know as the " Cort Theatre " where the weekly assemblies are held. The White building is the largest building at the far left corner of the school housing the science, English, RE, PSHE and maths rooms including a science lab where a wide variety or chemicals and equipment are kept. The Prices building is the building directly ahead of you when you enter the college through the main entrance and hold the student office, the library, the nurse and the principal’s office.

Sports Day[edit]

The schools sports day involves the students lining up on one side of their playing field and watching in their designated house groups for their event to be called out then the go to the start line. The school has many sports like Javelin, sprints from 100m to 1000m and long, high and triple jump. The Winner of sports day for the past two years has been the house Triumph lead by Mr R Shepherd. The students feel great pride in their houses and would do all they can to make them win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Henry Cort Community College - Ofsted". Ofsted. 

External links[edit]

Henry Cort Concert Band

  • [2] Henry Cort concert band link