Thurcaston is a village in
Leicestershire, and was home to Bishop Hugh Latimer.
It is close to the villages of Anstey and
Cropstonas well as the Leicester suburb of Beaumont Leys, aside from this the Rothley Brookflows through the village.
The village of Thurcaston has existed for several centuries, and as well as a church there are several old houses. There is also a very small
Generally, there are few facilities but there is a
pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn; an electrical showroom, Tebbatts Electronics. There are two hourly bus services, and another that comes less regularly.
Children of the village and nearby
Cropstonattend Richard Hill C of E Primary School.
Thurcaston residents go to the
Anstey Martin High Schoolin the neighboring village of Ansteyfrom the age of 11 to 14 and onto either Rawlins Community Collegeor Longslade Community Collegefor GCSEs.
Richard Hill Primary School
The village school is Richard Hill Primary School, which was founded in 1715 by Richard Hill - a resident of the village. Originally Richard Hill Primary School was located further up Anstey Lane but decided to move further towards Leicester Road after accepting more students from Cropston.
In recent years Richard Hill has had varied results in League Tables [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/05/school_tables/primary_schools/html/855_3330.stm BBC NEWS | Education | League Tables | Richard Hill Church of England Primary School ] ] which has been blamed locally on the rough transition between headteachers.
Leicestershire-geo-stubFor college they are likely to go Longslade Community College in the neighboring village of Birstall
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