Headteacher's Welcome

September 2015

Principal’s Message – Dear Parents/Guardians,

The new school year has got off to great start. It was lovely to see the Y7 boys looking very smart in their new uniforms. Many had already made new friends through the summer school, which I understand went very well. Some boys were understandably nervous about making the transition to high school but Mr Allen and his team of Y7 tutors were constantly on hand to offer support and answer the many questions the boys asked. My teachers tell me that they are a bright, inquisitive and cheerful cohort who already appear to feel at home at Desborough.

The sixth-formers enjoyed a morning experiencing the joys of driving (under instruction of course) and the pleasure of changing a wheel! They certainly seemed to have a good time. Of course the main business of getting through examination courses successfully begins in earnest this week.

I'm taking all assemblies this week on the theme of " Aspirations, Expectations and Motivation." My focus is on passing examinations and Y11 boys will listen to "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie as they come into the main hall. Start as we mean to go on!

As for the staff, morale is excellent and the new starters seem settled and determined to buy into the Desborough ethos of high aspirations and hard work. With each passing year we recruit more teachers who will strengthen our drive towards an "Outstanding" Ofsted judgement.

I would like to give a special welcome to the 21 sixth-formers who have joined us from other Maidenhead schools.  They will, I know, be excellent additions to our Common Room.

2015-16 is going to be an excellent year for Desborough College!

Paul Frazer



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      Desborough Legacy Christmas Fair28/11/2015 13:0028/11/2015 17:00
      Ecuador Trekking Expedition 2017 – Presentation Evening02/12/2015 18:3002/12/2015 19:30
      Year 13 Parents' Evening 03/12/2015 16:1503/12/2015 19:00
      Aachen Trip03/12/2015 22:0005/12/2015 03:30
      Year 7 Trip to Wichester Science Centre07/12/2015 09:1007/12/2015 15:10
      Year 11 6th Form Taster Day 09/12/2015 09:1009/12/2015 15:10
      Claires Court Memorial rugby match09/12/2015 14:3009/12/2015 16:30
      Old Maids rugby match 16/12/2015 14:1516/12/2015 15:45
      Christmas Carol Concert16/12/2015 19:0016/12/2015 21:00
      Term 2 reports home 17/12/2015 17/12/2015
      End of term18/12/2015 18/12/2015
      Christmas Break19/12/2015 03/01/2016
      Start of term04/01/2016 04/01/2016
      Deadline for Sixth Form Options Forms from Year 1108/01/2016 08/01/2016
      Governing body meeting - Facilities committee11/01/2016 18:3011/01/2016 21:30
      UCAS Application deadline all courses except those listed on 15th Oct/24th March14/01/2016 14/01/2016
      Options Evening Year 8/914/01/2016 19:0014/01/2016 21:00
      Year 11-13 Mock exams18/01/2016 29/01/2016
      Full Governing Body meeting20/01/2016 18:3020/01/2016 21:30
      Year 8 Parents' Evening 21/01/2016 16:1521/01/2016 19:00