Frogmore Community College

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Frogmore Community College
Frogmore Community college Logo
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr Chris Vaudin
Location Potley Hill Road
GU46 6AG
51°20′04″N 0°48′36″W / 51.3344°N 0.8099°W / 51.3344; -0.8099Coordinates: 51°20′04″N 0°48′36″W / 51.3344°N 0.8099°W / 51.3344; -0.8099
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116442 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 612
Gender Coeducational
Houses Tuckwell, Ormond, Macmillan
Colours Light blue, Navy

Frogmore Community College is a state secondary school based in Yateley, Hampshire, England drawing attendees from Yateley, nearby Blackwater, Darby Green, Sandhurst and Eversley.


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). Peter Green became Headteacher in 1999 and left the school in 2008. He was succeeded by Sarah Howells.

In 2014, Sarah Howells temporarily left the school to become headteacher at Cove School, Hampshire as they went into special measures. As Mrs Howells left, Mr Chris Vaudin stepped in as the interim headteacher. In March 2015 it was announced that Mrs Howells would become 'executive head' of both Frogmore Community College and Cove School whilst Mr Chris Vaudin remained in charge of the school, which was in place until the end of the 2015/16 school year. She then left Frogmore in December 2017 to become the Founding Headteacher of King's Academy, Binfield and was succeeded by former Deputy Head, Chris Vaudin.

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Lightning strike of 2014[edit]

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.".[1]


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