As we start 2015 I reflect on what a great and good school Frome College is. Our students are a constant source of pride and are fantastic ambassadors when they go on school trips both here and abroad. We are frequently told how well behaved and motivated they are to really engage in these visits and activities.
Last year the government changed how exam results were measured for the schools league tables. It has now become clear that the College has performed extremely well. For the first time, our results are exactly on the national average with a slightly weaker than national average year group. This is really good news and shows that the College is continuing to develop; the journey continues…
Our students have a greater than ever opportunity to get involved in the local and wider community. We recently held a university style Participation Fair which saw 50 plus volunteer organisations and societies promote their activities in the sports hall: each student signed up to 3 of them in order to develop their character, leadership and all-round skills. These will appear on their ‘on-going CV’, an important part of our employability plan which sees students plan their careers and carry out a gap analysis of the needs of that career against their own strengths.
Our sports teams continue to win nearly every match. We are particularly strong at rugby and football. We are County champions at girls’ and boys’ football and runners up in the County Rugby competition. We had a fantastic swimming gala which saw a huge turnout and also a very well attended annual cross country competition. Students get House points for competing and winning and competition is very fierce with students being very loyal to their House.