Freeston Business and Enterprise College (known locally as just Freeston) is a state run, coeducational high school situated in Normanton, West Yorkshire near the city of Wakefield. It is a Business and Enterprise specialist school.
Freeston Business and Enterprise College was founded in 1592 by John Freeston of Altofts and built as a local grammar school, which was later moved to its current location in the 1950s, where only a chimney remains in the original location. The school has experienced much success over recent years with results improving consistently. In 2006, the school provided the highest number of pupils gaining five A-C GCSE grades in its history with 50% of students reaching five A-Cs, an improvement from 33% in 2004. The school has witnessed a recent injection of investment, becoming a Business and Enterprise College in 2003.
Since the start of 2003, most classrooms were given electronic whiteboards with touchscreens (as opposed to the earlier use of overhead projectors), personal laptops for teachers, a new science block and a sports centre.
The last Ofsted report in September 2007 concluded that Freeston Business and Enterprise College provides a sound education for its students, supported by a strong governing body and providing support for students and parents alike. The school has Enterprise Hub Status and works successfully with nine West Yorkshire schools.