Hamilton College (England)

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Hamilton College
Established 1959
Type Community school
Principal Jackie Gair [1]
Location Keyham Lane West
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE5 1RT
England
Coordinates: 52°39′08″N 1°03′08″W / 52.6521°N 1.0523°W / 52.6521; -1.0523
Local authority Leicester
DfE number 856/4249
DfE URN 120285 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 941
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.hamilton-college.co.uk

Hamilton College is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Leicester, England, taking children between the ages of eleven and sixteen.[2] The head teacher (with the title of 'principal') is Jackie Gair.[1]

The school was awarded the status of a specialist Technology College in September 2001.[1] With a capacity of 1200, it is currently under-subscribed with some 941[3] pupils on roll, of whom 33 per cent have special educational needs. In 2013, 68 per cent of the school's fifteen-year-old pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C, with 50 per cent of pupils doing so including GCSE English and Maths.[4] In 2014, 55% of students achieved 5 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths, this figure dropped to 25% in 2015. [5] In 2016, the school achieved a progress 8 score of -0.73, placing it in the bottom 10% of schools in England. [6]

In October 2016, the school was rated by Ofsted as "Inadequate" in all areas. [7]

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