Hampton College, Peterborough
|Department for Education URN||141300 Tables|
|Head Teacher||Helen Price|
|Age||4 to 18|
The school opened to years 7 and 8 in September 2005. By 2008 the school accepted students in years 7 through to 11. Further expansion, including a sixth form, was initially due for completion by 2010. Although the school began AS Level courses in September 2009, the date for the new buildings was reviewed. Phase 2 of the school building programme started 2011.
The school currently boasts an outdoor amphitheatre and is built around a courtyard setting. In the evenings, the school is used for a variety of groups and adult education classes and it is hoped that the school will eventually form the heart of the community within Hampton. The college was found to be 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2007, and was rated as 'outstanding' in 6 out of a possible 7 categories, putting it in the top 2% of schools nationally. A further Ofsted inspection in July 2010 again judged the school to be 'outstanding'.
Primary school provision
In 2010, Peterborough City Council approached the college to run a new primary school in Hampton, as it was the Council’s preference for the operation of the primary school to come under the control of Hampton College. At the time the college was facing a change in headteacher and there were uncertainties over the phase 2 extension. Both of these issues were resolved and in April 2012(?) Hampton College governing body agreed to take on the running of the primary school from 2013; the Council formally announced the expansion in July 2012.
The new primary school will be built on the community playing field land (due to transfer to the city council) adjacent to the site of Hampton College which is leased by the city council. Playing fields will be retained and enhanced with changing rooms, storage and other sports and library facilities. Planning permission was granted for the development by the planning committee on 22 November 2011.
The school opened its primary provision in September 2012 at nearby Hampton Hargate Primary School. the primary phase relocated to the new Hampton College school buildings in September 2013.
- Hampton College information (Accessed 19 July 2013)
- Baker, John (14 April 2013). "Hampton: Abandoned brick pits now home to thousands". Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
- Hampton College's outstanding status reaffirmed by Ofsted (Accessed: 19 July 2013)
- Hampton College Primary Education provision: public notice dated 5 July 2012 (accessed: 19 July 2013)