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  • Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College
    Forest Road
    LE12 8WD
  • Head: Mr Peter Middleton
  • T 01509 891712
  • F 01509 891701
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Leicestershire
  • Pupils: 316 (228 boys, 88 girls); all full boarders
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Boarding: 0-£19,500 pa (means tested for MoD students)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

All the pupils we met spoke with appreciative warmth of the staff who were looking after them. They did not seem to possess any of the casual arrogance one sometimes detects in public school pupils. They were open, trusting, forthcoming and friendly. One of the most delightful incidents of our tour was witnessing what is locally referred to as the dash for cash. We watched a boy who was not, on his own admission, a natural athlete driving himself to achieve the required time. The PE staff were cheering him on, shouting encouragement, and some…

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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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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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