Sir Harry Smith Community College
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About Sir Harry Smith Community College
Principal: Dawn White
Sir Harry Smith Community College is a mixed academy secondary school and Sixth Form for students aged 11-18.
The school was opened in 1953 on the site of Whittlesey Workhouse and is named after the Army General Sir Harry Smith who was born nearby. The school converted to academy status in 2012 and is part of the Aspire Learning Trust along with local primary schools, Park Lane and New Road.
Values and Vision
Sir Harry Smith is a Comprehensive Community College. We aim to create a friendly and caring environment. We believe that:
• Everyone has a right to equal chances.
• Everyone is of equal value.
• Everyone deserves respect.
The following statements indicate something of the Sir Harry Smith ethos:
• To provide the highest quality holistic educational experience for all, so that each individual student has the opportunity to enjoy a varied range of academic, cultural, artistic, physical and social activities.
• To enable each student to become confident, resilient, responsible and ambitious in all areas of college life.
• To offer an innovative, engaging and challenging curriculum and the highest quality of learning and teaching so that each student is able to attain the qualifications, which best prepare them for Post 16 opportunities and future careers.
• To encourage all students to develop relationships based on mutual respect and understanding in order to make a valued contribution to the school and the wider community.
• To provide a safe, secure and inclusive environment which nurtures and cares for each student as an individual and allows them to flourish.
• To sustain the valuable partnerships developed between parents, primary schools and the wider community.
• To celebrate and value success, effort and excellence for every child.
Ofsted, November 2014
“Students are proud of their school and behave with respect and consideration towards each other. Relationships between staff and students are positive.”
“Behaviour is good and students feel safe in school. The gap between the achievement of disadvantaged students and that of other students in the school is decreasing rapidly.”