Francis Combe Academy

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Francis Combe Academy

This is a tremendous opportunity to join us on our exciting journey to becoming an 'Outstanding' Academy.  

Following our successful Ofsted in November 2015, we are now a school of choice, with our admission numbers increasing year on year as a result.  With this success comes the opportunity to develop our curriculum and staffing to meet the demand, and hence have some exciting new postions for September 2017.

Francis Combe has undergone a significant £25 million re-build in 2012,  and enjoys state of the art facilities, including purpose-built teaching walls, open plan learning spaces and 21st century technologies.

The Academy works within the wider Meller Education Trust, a supportive and highly successful group of 7 Academies in South Hertfordshire and Hillingdon.  Each Academy operates autonomously within the Federation, but we all collaborate closely in sharing improvement strategies and in supporting one another.

So we are a 'good' school, but what does that essentially mean for you?

  • A well-developed induction programme for new members of staff 
  • We are an Investors In People employer
  • We are an Investors in Health & Well-being employer
  • We are a Safetymark School
  • We have a excellent comprehensive well-being package for all staff
  • Robust performance management cycle
  • Good quality CPD professional pathways for all staff, with strong support fo NQTs
  • A well resourced modern building with fantastic resources 
  • Subsidised staff meals and secure staff parking
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • Supportive colleagues and supportive leadership

So, if you think Francis Combe could be somewhere you would like to work, we warmly invite you to find out about any vacancies by contacting Jacqui Hurst, Assistant Principal Resources Direct Dial: 01923 620747 Email: 

Hertfordshire is a fantastic place to live and bring up families. It was recently voted the best place to live and bring up children and its schools are recognised as amongst the best in the region and nationally. It is a county with much to offer; on the fringe of London with easy, affordable and fast access to London, but also with a rural feel and many traditions. Yes, accommodation is quite expensive in some parts of the county, but close to the Academy is very reasonable, however, we support this with a £2,000 relocation allowance for any teacher moving to the country, of a distance of more than 50 miles. it is essentially a great place to live, property holds its value and increases well above the national average, so it well worth the investment.

Diversity at our core:  As an Academy, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Academy.

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Address: Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 7HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 672964
What people say about us

I have worked at Francis Combe since I was an NQT, 7 years ago, and feel a real sense of belonging. Year on year I feel honored to teach our students, as its an amazing place to work.

- Marie Parry

I have taught children at Francis Combe for 32 years and it has changed so much in that time. I can honestly say that the improvements that have been made to the Academy in the last few years are the greatest. I would never want to work anywhere else.

- Paul Lovis