Francis Combe Academy | Academy for 11 - 18 year olds

Pupils, teachers and parents working together

Francis Combe Academy (formerly Francis Combe School and Community College) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form with academy status for 11 - 18 year olds. The Academy is based in Garston, Watford, and was was formerly a community school that was established in 1954 and adopted its present name after becoming an academy in 2009. The Francis Combe Academy is part of the Meller Educational Trust. The Academy has a varied and broad curriculum which can be viewed in detail on the Francis Combe website. The Academy has grown from strength to strength over the years and also has an excellent sixth form.

The School

Francis Combe offer high quality teaching and progress in a fun, stimulating and caring environment. The Academy want their children to strive for excellence in everything they do.

The Vision

The vision is to raise the expectations and aspirations of all children by working in partnership with parents and the community to help each child reach their full potential.

The Aim

The school encourage children to develop friendships, show respect, aspire to excellence, show determination and courage, treat each other equally and to be inspired in their work.

The Learning

Francis Combe is all about happy, hard working children having fun trying to reach their own personal best achievements in all areas of the school life.

The Academy's Core Values

Francis Combe have the confidence and courage to stay true to themselves. They value honesty and integrity because they know it makes them stronger. They show pride in all that they do at the Academy. They are loyal to, and take care of, each other. Francis Combe are a team and together they will achieve more. At the Academy they respect and celebrate diversity through being kind to and supportive to each other. The Academy want to make the most of every opportunity because this will transform lives and ensure they are always on a journey of success.

Academy for 11 - 18 year olds
Academy for 11 - 18 year olds

Opening Times

  • Mon 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Tue 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Wed 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Thur 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm
Academy for 11 - 18 year olds


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