If your child is driven to school, please drop them off in Folly View Road or Marlborough Gardens due to congestion at the school - thank you .... Courthill trip meeting, Wednesday 20th September, 5pm for 7HC, 7KT, 7RJ & 7HM and 6pm for 7SG, 7PSV, 7CPA & 7RM ... Open Evening: Thursday 5th October - school finishes early at 1330 - Open Evening - 1730-200 .... College in Action Week: Monday 9th - Friday 13th October - please call the school to book your place
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Theme of the week is: self esteem


Your library is open 8am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday. It is staffed by Mrs Ikeda (Librarian) and Mrs Randall (Assistant Librarian). You can contact us at


In the library you will find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, CD's, DVD's, magazines, newspapers and a network of 30 computers.


Homework Club takes place in the library every day after school 3pm-4.30pm (except Friday).

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CILIP Carnegie Medal Shadowing 2017

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! 'Salt to the Sea' by Ruta Sepetys.

Please have a look at our unique shadowing site and read the reviews written by our students at:


FCC Carnegie Shadowers 2017



On Monday 27th February young adult author Martin Stewart visited FCC.


Martin kicked off the afternoon by talking to students involved in the Oxfordshire Book Awards about how he came to write his longlisted book, Riverkeep. Martin shared his inspirations for the characters and the setting and told us about his journey to become a published author.


6th Form English students, along with two keen writers from years 10 and 11, were then treated to an after school workshop in which Martin shared his top tips for writing and editing.



‘I loved finding out about the whole editing process from someone who wasn’t afraid to admit that they found it difficult’ Molly, 10MT


‘I enjoyed learning easier ways to go about editing and improving my writing’ Alex, 13NB


‘He was very funny’ Eve, 8AK


‘I enjoyed finding out about the process of how a book is written’ Zarsirin, 8JA

NEW Library newsletter ‘BOOKED’! Written by students, for students.

Kids Lit Quiz

Every year we take a team to the local round of the ‘Kids Lit Quiz’, a worldwide literary quiz for students aged 10-13 which aims to encourage a love of reading. Find out more about the quiz on their website.

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Oxfordshire Book Awards 2017

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! 'Library of Lemons' by Jo Cotterill.

We will be attending the award ceremony to meet Jo and other authors in the Autumn term. 

Please see the OBA website for more information.

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Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony 2016.

Reading schemes

We are trialling the Accelerated Reader scheme which matches students to books within their ability range. This aims to build student confidence and encourage a love of reading.


Registered students can click here to take a quiz on their book.

Popular Reads for Year 7 and 8 Students 

Looking for inspiration? Check out our list of popular reads for young people, below. You might discover a new favourite!