Frome Community College

Coordinates: 51°14′36″N 2°18′41″W / 51.243281°N 2.311394°W / 51.243281; -2.311394
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Frome Community College
Bath Road

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BA11 2HQ

Coordinates51°14′36″N 2°18′41″W / 51.243281°N 2.311394°W / 51.243281; -2.311394
TypeCommunity school
Established1974 (school on site since 1921)
Local authoritySomerset
Department for Education URN123862 Tables
Head teacherEmma Reynolds[1]
Age13 to 18
Enrolment1,213 (December 2021)[1]
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Frome Community College, styled as Frome College, is a comprehensive school in Frome, Somerset, England for students aged 13 to 18. Approximately 1,200 were enrolled in December 2021,[1] within the three tier system. Students' studies at the college lead up to GCSE, GNVQ, AS-Level and A-Level qualifications. Adult learning courses are also offered,[2] as well as a nursery for preschool children.

The college contains two distinct year groups. Pre-16 students are those in Years 9, 10 and 11 who are mostly studying for GCSEs.[3] Post-16 students are part of the school's tertiary sector and so are known as sixth form students; they are for the most part studying AS/A-Levels. The site has a large self-contained sixth form building called Frome Futures.[4]

The school was assessed as 'good' in all categories at its last full Ofsted inspection in January 2014, and this was confirmed by a short inspection in April 2018.[5]


The college campus incorporates the 240 seat Merlin Theatre[6] and Frome Sport and Fitness, both of which are open to the school's use during school hours. Frome Sport and Fitness offers a wide range of activities including swimming, indoor bowls, squash and a gym.[7]

Uniform for Year 9, 10 and 11 students is a navy blue blazer with purple lining bearing the school logo and the word 'Frome' below, a white shirt, a traditional tie in their house colour (red, orange, green or blue), mid grey trousers or purple and white tartan skirt and black shoes.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Frome Community College". December 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Frome Somerset Skills and Learning". Frome Community College. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  3. ^ "14-16 prospectus" (PDF). Frome Community College. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  4. ^ "post 16 prospectus" (PDF). Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Reports: Frome Community College". Ofsted. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Merlin Theatre". Merlin Theatre. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Frome Leisure Centre". Avalon leisure. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  8. ^ Baker, Andrew (19 October 2009), "Jenson Button's home town of Frome to immortalise Formula 1 World Champion", The Daily Telegraph, London
  9. ^ "Issue 308 – Students celebrate exam success including best ever GCSEs". Frome Times. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  10. ^ Flood, Ailson (8 February 2012), "Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller", The Guardian, London
  11. ^ "Sosoactive – Publish news". Sosoactive – Publish news. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

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