Freman College

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Freman College
Bowling Green Lane

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Coordinates51°57′05″N 0°01′40″W / 51.95141°N 0.02784°W / 51.95141; -0.02784Coordinates: 51°57′05″N 0°01′40″W / 51.95141°N 0.02784°W / 51.95141; -0.02784
Department for Education URN137002 Tables
HeadteacherMs Helen Loughran
Age13 to 18

Freman College is a coeducational upper school and sixth form with academy status. located in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom for 13- to 18-year-olds.[1][2] Of the 788 students at the school in 2006, 198 were enrolled in the Sixth form.[3]

The college is a specialism in humanities and is the coordinator of a School Sports Partnership.[4]


The school began as Ward Freman Upper School, opening in 1970, named for the bishop Seth Ward and Elizabeth Freman. The name of the school was changed to Freman College in 1999.[5]

House system[edit]

Students at Freman College belong to one of four houses for the duration of their studies, each named after a famous British sculptor: Butler, Hepworth, Mills and Moore. There are regular inter-house competitions in sports and the arts, with the overall winners each year being awarded the Sainsbury Trophy. Tutor groups in which students register are also dependent upon a students house, and each tutor group contains students from each year group.[6]

Notable former pupils[edit]

In the News[edit]

Freman College made the news in England during March 2012 by announcing a decision to ban skirts due to concerns about skirt length.[8]


  1. ^ "BBC News: 2004 School Tables: Freman College". 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2007-02-13.
  2. ^ "DFES Website: Secondary School Achievement and Attainment Tables 2006". Retrieved 2007-02-14.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "DFES Website: School and College (Post-16) Achievement and Attainment Tables 2006". Retrieved 2007-02-14.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "OFSTED Inspection Report June 2006" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-13.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Freman College Website: History". Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2007-02-13.
  6. ^ "Freman College Website: House Structure". Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
  7. ^ Sam Gyimah. "Sam Gyimah - Sam's Background". Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Freman College in Buntingford to ban skirts from uniform". BBC News. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-04-21.