Summary of Applemore College
Applemore College is a popular 11 – 16 Specialist Technology College with just under 700 students on roll. Student numbers have increased dramatically over the past three years and following our ‘best ever’ GCSE results in 2016 and Ofsted judgement as a ‘Good’ School in May 2013, we are well on our way to fulfil our ambition to become an Outstanding School.
We are a Foundation School fully committed to working in partnership with our Local Authority and as a result we currently have no desire to become an Academy.
Competent, professional subject specialists and effective support teams staff the school. The teaching accommodation comprises a variety of specialist rooms, including five science laboratories, two technology workshops, two food technology rooms, a textiles room, two art studios, a drama studio, music suite equipped with Apple technology, library resource centre and five computer suites.
Applemore is one of six schools in Hampshire to have a resourced Dyslexia Support Unit which provides support for severely dyslexic students. Admission to the unit is via the Hampshire County Council Special Educational Needs (SEN) Service. Our students achieve above expectations as a result of the dedicated team of staff who implement a highly successful programme of support that is personalised to meet individual needs.
The College also boasts a state-of-the-art, full-size, floodlit all-weather pitch, good-sized playing fields and two outside hard court areas. The majority of PE lessons take place at Applemore Health and Leisure Centre which is part of our campus but is run independently to the College. The centre has a wide variety of sporting and recreational amenities, including a swimming pool. As the College is near to the New Forest, the coast and Calshot Activities Centre, there are easily accessible facilities for outdoor activities and fieldwork.
We believe our students should enjoy their learning, value the importance of hard work and good behaviour and feel safe at the College. One of our strengths is the relationship we enjoy between our staff and the students which is one of the advantages of being a smaller-sized school. We know our students very well and can support and encourage them to achieve their personal best to become successful young adults.
The College motto ‘Going Forward Together’ reflects the importance we place on working together in an environment based on mutual respect to ensure that Applemore College really is a school where:
Students are proud of their own and others’ achievements
Students are responsible for their own behaviour
A learning culture is respected
Everyone is known and valued
High aspirations are encouraged
Students achieve their personal best