Tettenhall College


Tettenhall College

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name = Tettenhall College


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type = Mixed
religion = Secular
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head = Dr PC Bodkin
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street = Wood Road
city = Tettenhall
Wolverhampton
county = West Midlands
country = England
postcode = WV6 8QX
LEA = Wolverhampton
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enrollment = 1000 including drive/lower/upper schools
gender = Co-educational
lower_age = 1
upper_age = 19
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Tettenhall College is a private day and boarding school located in the Wolverhampton suburb of Tettenhall.

History

The College was founded in 1863 by a group of prominent local businessmen and industrialists, most of who were associated with the Queen Street Congregational Church. Tettenhall Towers was built by Thomas Thorneycroft as a house for him and his family. The Towers Theatre was originally a ballroom and has springs under the floor to make it a better dancing surface. The stage was built later on for the school when it started. The school was sold by the last member of the Thorneycroft family in 1942. The college now has a new lower school building finished in September 2000 and a new science department which finished around July 2007.

The school grounds including a large wood, two football and rugby pitches and a cricket square. The woodland walk around the grounds takes about ninety minutes. The school pitches have a problem with being waterlogged as they are built on a bed of clay which quickly becomes saturated.

Alumni

*William Bidlake - Arts & Crafts Architect (1861-1938)
*Group Captain John Collier DSO, DFC and bar - Decorated WWII bomber pilot (1916-2001)
*Arthur Harden - Nobel prize winner.
*Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Anthony Hughes - Judge (b. 1948)
*Nicholas Jones - former BBC Political Correspondent
*David Sumberg - MEP, former MP (b.1941)
*George Thorne - Liberal MP for Wolverhampton East 1908 - 1929, former Mayor and Alderman of Wolverhampton (1853 - ??)
*Peter Radford - Bronze Medal winner in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay in Rome Olympic Games in 1960
*Mark Speight
*Thomas Morris

External links

* [http://www.tettenhallcollege.co.uk Tettenhall College website]


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