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  • Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College
    Forest Road
    Woodhouse
    Loughborough
    Leicestershire
    LE12 8WD
  • Head: Mr Peter Middleton
  • T 01509 891712
  • F 01509 891701
  • E pa@dsfc.ac.uk
  • W www.dsfc.ac.uk/
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Leicestershire
  • Pupils: 339
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: 0 - £19,000 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

There are the military aspects: going out on exercise, parades, map reading; the academic side: the need to work at the A level subjects in order to get to university and thence to the job; personal fitness to a pretty high standard. No doubt all these activities and the pressure they bring are perceived by many as standard. This school with its serious extras represents a very high standard...

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What the school says...

The Ministry of Defence Sixth Form College for potential Officers for the UK Armed Services.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Electronics at an English Selective School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Electronics at an English Selective School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Computer Studies at an English Selective School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Government & Politics at an English Selective School (GCE A level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2013, Mr Peter Middleton MA. Previously deputy head at Clifton College, Mr Middleton was born in Somerset and educated at Radley before reading chemistry at Oriel College, Oxford. He began his teaching career at Cheltenham College, where he was a deputy housemaster, master in charge of rowing and first VIII coach, and an officer in the army section of the CCF. Not difficult to see the direction he was taking, confirmed by his next move, which was back to Oxford, to St Edward’s, where he was a housemaster, re-formed the royal navy section, was master i/c rowing and, by now, an international rowing coach. It wasn’t altogether surprising to hear that at Welbeck he likes wearing military uniform occasionally and exchanging the occasional salute. Any whisper of Apthorpe is irrelevant. Married to Clare,...

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