Launceston College, Cornwall

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Launceston College is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Launceston, Cornwall, England.

Launceston College (Academy Trust)
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Address
Hurdon Rd

, ,
PL15 9JR

England
Coordinates50°37′44″N 4°21′36″W / 50.629°N 4.360°W / 50.629; -4.360Coordinates: 50°37′44″N 4°21′36″W / 50.629°N 4.360°W / 50.629; -4.360
Information
TypeAcademy
Established1409
TrustLaunceston College Academy Trust
Department for Education URN139155 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalJenn Burn
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,322[1]
Colour(s)  Navy Blue   White
Websitewww.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk

HistoryEdit

Launceston College was first established in 1409 and became a boys' grammar school with boarding house. In 1962, Horwell Grammar School for Girls, located at Dunheved Road, Newport. Launceston, merged with the college and in 1965 the former Pennygillam School was added to form the present day comprehensive school which is still known as Launceston College.

Since some time in the 19th century the college has been located at the southern end of Dunheved Road, approximately one kilometre from the town centre. It was designated a Technology College in 1998, and converted to academy status in 2013. The logo of the college is based on Launceston Castle a major landmark in the town. It is now fully inclusive and educating students aged 11 to 18 or 19.

In 1966 Henry Spencer Toy, its principal, published his A History of Education at Launceston[2] detailing the development of education in the town and surrounding area.

A former student of the last-mentioned college is actor Sir Roger Moore. In 1962, Horwell Grammar School for Girls, Dunheved Road, was merged with the school, and in 1965 the former Pennygillam School was added to form the present-day comprehensive school, which is still known as Launceston College. Since the 19th century (exact date unknown) the college has been at the southern end of Dunheved Road, approximately one kilometre from the town centre. In 1966 H. Spencer Toy, its principal, published A History of Education at Launceston[3] detailing the development of education in the town and surrounding area.

Launceston College Academy TrustEdit

The school is governed by the Launceston College Academy Trust, a multi academy trust that also controls Bideford College.

Notable former pupilsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Establishment: Launceston College". edubase.gov. Retrieved 5 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Marazion: Wordens of Cornwall, 1966; 408 p.
  3. ^ Marazion: Wordens of Cornwall, 1966; 408 p.
  4. ^ "Charles Causley". theweeweb. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  5. ^ "BIOGRAPHY: ROGER MOORE". sky. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  6. ^ 2018 "Tuckett, Prof. Sir Alan (John), (born 3 April 1948), Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton, since 2015." WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. 3 Dec. 2018
  7. ^ "Davyth Fear".

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