St. Neots Community College
is a specialist performing arts
college which serves students between the ages of 11 and 18. The name of this school was originally 'Ernulf Community College', but in September 2004 the school changed its name when it gained Specialist school
status. The school became Cambridgeshire's first 11 - 18 Specialist Performing Arts College. The college is one of two schools within St Neots
, Longsands College
being the other. The school in May 2009 was put under special measures but as of March 2011 they were classed by Ofsted as a "Satisfactory school with good and outstanding features". The school in now partnered with Longsands College as part of the LLP.
St Neots Community College was the first 11-18 Specialist Arts College
. On September 1, 2004 the college relaunched with its new name. The specialist subjects are Drama
. Together with Art
these subjects form the Performing Arts
Team. Examination results in these areas are excellent.
However, the exam results for these are marred by the fact that only about 50% of students get 5 A*-C grades at GCSE
each year, compared to 70% in most other local schools. This can be accounted for by the fact that the school takes in more disabled students (who may have learning difficulties, and either way often seem to get lower grades) than average. Unfortunately, the school tends to get poor OFSTED
reports - it last got 'satisfactory' overall, with a few 'good'... Read More