Our History

Our school was first opened on the current site in 1974 and was originally known as Felpham Comprehensive School. 

In 1978, the school accommodated about 800 students. Following expansion during the late 1980s it was renamed Felpham Community College in 1991, by which time student numbers had risen to around 1,400. 

In 2019, the school benefitted from significant investment of £11.5M. All the old temporary accommodation was removed and replaced with new buildings to allow the school to expand in response to housing developments in the locality. Two new science laboratories were added to the science department and extra PE changing facilities and classrooms were built on top of the PE changing block. The main addition to the school was the new three storey Blake Building on the southern edge of the campus. The Blake Building houses new facilities for music, drama, design technology, computing, business and MFL. 

In 2020, the Sixth Form Hub was opened providing a discrete study and social building for year 12 and year 13 students. 

Since its opening in 1974, the school has had five headteachers. The current headteacher, Suzanne Pike, has been in post since September 2023.