Hampton College (Peterborough)
Coordinates: Hampton College is a comprehensive school in Peterborough, England. 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 will begin AS Level courses in September 2009, the date for the new buildings is currently under review. 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. This puts it in the top 2% of schools nationally. A further Ofsted inspection in July 2010 judged the school to be outstanding again. Part 2 of building of school is due to start sometime in 2011/12.
In 2010, the city council approached the college to run the new primary school in Hampton,as it was the city council’s preferred 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 likelihood of the phase two extension ever being built. Since this time, both of these issues have been resolved and in April, Hampton College governing body agreed to take on the running of the primary school from 2013.
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.