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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