Freman College

Secondary East Hertfordshire District



Freman College is a successful and high achieving school with results that place it in the top 5% of schools nationally. We welcome applications from ambitious teachers who are committed to excellence for both themselves and their students.

We seek colleagues who are prepared to make a full contribution to the continued development and success of the college and who wish to take full advantage of the opportunities provided to develop their own skills and expertise.

In return we offer exciting opportunities to all teachers, be they NQT, middle or senior leaders, or aspiring to those positions. We also offer some significant staff incentives.

Freman College was established in the rural town of Buntingford in 1971. As an upper school it was designed to be a centre for the life of its community and to provide quality, fully comprehensive education for students aged between 13 and 18. This remains the case today. There are currently 900 students on roll, including over 240 in the Sixth Form. Demand for places from outside the catchment area is high and in consequence the college is oversubscribed every year.

Students at the college are ambitious and hardworking. Relationships between teachers and students are relaxed and friendly, and students are pleasant and rewarding to teach.

Buntingford is a picturesque town in rural East Hertfordshire which is situated just off the main A10, 35 miles north of London and 20 miles south of Cambridge with easily accessible transport links to both cities.

The college held specialist status in Humanities jointly with its partner middle schools, Edwinstree and Ralph Sadleir. In 2009 it converted to Foundation Status before becoming one of the first wave of schools to take the opportunity to convert to Academy Status in 2011. These initiatives have attracted significant extra funding over recent years which has helped to ensure the college’s stability and the development and improvement of its facilities.

The college is fully comprehensive, taking students from across the full ability range.  It achieves very outstanding results.

In 2016 the college's Progress 8 score of 0.54 place it in the top 5% of all schools nationally.

Attainment is substantially above national average with an Attainment 8 score of 5.8.  This puts Freman in the top 12% of schools in the country for attainment. Performance across almost all subject areas at Key Stage 4 is consistently significantly positive for students of all backgrounds and abilities.

The college’s A Level results are consistently high: in 2016 the average point score achieved by Freman's A level students ranked the college as the highest performing non-selective school in Hertfordshire.  Even when competing with independent and state selective schools, Freman was fourteenth out of all 125 schools in Hertfordshire with a sixth form.

 Achievement in the Sixth Form is exceptional with 80% of students going on to university and many students gaining places at top universities, including Oxbridge.

However, success is measured not just in terms of academic qualifications but also in students’ personal development and their achievements in extra-curricular activities such as drama, music, Sports Leadership and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, all of which thrive in the College.