Icknield Community College
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About Icknield Community College
Icknield Community College is a co-educational secondary school in Watlington, Oxfordshire. A smaller-than-average secondary school, it educates around 600 pupils aged 11-16. The school obtained specialist status in humanities in 2002.
In February 2017, Icknield Community College converted to academy status. It is a founding member of the Acer Academy Trust, formed along with a number of local primary and secondary schools. Although based on a single site, the school makes use of some off-site provision for older students.
Mr Mat Hunter
Values and vision
The Acer Academy Trust, of which Icknield Community College is a member, considers the following to be its key values: trust, for which member schools will freely share information and support; equity, for which each school maintains its own governing body and character; and opportunity, for which the trust will use its additional funding and finances to provide projects and activities for its member schools.
Icknield Community College has a comprehensive ethos. Its ultimate aim is for all students to have access to opportunity upon leaving school, regardless of their academic ability or personal background.
“Disadvantaged students have made rapid progress, especially in English and mathematics. Achievement for these students is good and has improved markedly to be almost in line with all other students… Teachers mark students’ work regularly. They use highly effective questions to assess students’ understanding and to encourage them to think deeply about their learning.”