Redcar & Cleveland College
Redcar & Cleveland College is a further education college, based in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A1085 between Westfield and West Dyke, and very near Redcar Central railway station. It is in an area historically known as Coatham.
|Redcar & Cleveland College|
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Historically, the campus began as the Sir William Turner's Grammar School in Coatham. Sir William Turner left money to form a school in Kirkleatham in 1709, which was rebuilt on Coatham Road in 1868. In 1963 it moved to buildings on Corporation Road, opposite the current college. The boys' grammar school and the Cleveland Grammar School for Girls, on Redcar Lane, went comprehensive in 1975, with both sixth forms merging to form the Sir William Turner's Sixth-Form College located on Redcar Lane. The girls' grammar school became Rye Hills School. The original school charity was the Sir William Turner Foundation.
In 1994, the sixth form college moved back to Corporation Road and merged with Cleveland Technical College to form the current college.
In 2018, the college merged with Stockton Riverside College. As part of the merger both colleges maintained their name and identities in their respective local communities.
The main college was the Corporation Road Campus of the College. The Connections Campus was on Redcar Lane (B1269), at the southern end of Redcar Racecourse. This site was planned to become 187 new houses. The Loftus Campus was in the Centre of Opportunity & Partnership on High Street in Loftus, North Yorkshire.
Notable former pupils
Sir William Turner's Sixth Form College
- Stephen Grainger, Chief Executive from 2004-11 of the Youth Sport Trust
Sir William Turner's Grammar School
- Ian Bancroft, Baron Bancroft CB (of Coatham in the county of Cleveland), President from 1987–93 of the Building Centre Trust
- John Baycroft, bishop
- Frank Brenchley CMG, Ambassador from 1972–74 to Poland, and from 1968–72 to Norway
- Sir George Malcolm Brown FRS, geologist, Director from 1979-85 of the British Geological Survey
- Sir Steve Bullock
- Paul Daniels, magician
- Prof Harry Elderfield FRS, Professor of Ocean Geochemistry and Palaeochemistry from 1999-2010 at the University of Cambridge, and 2003 winner of the Geological Society of London's Lyell Medal
- Sir Rex Hunt CMG, Commander-in-Chief from 1980–85 of the Falkland Islands
- Alan Keen, Labour MP from 1992-2011 for Feltham and Heston
- John Lister CBE, chief executive from 1987–89 of British Shipbuilders
- Raymond Pennock, Baron Pennock (of Norton in the county of Cleveland), President from 1978–79 of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), and from 1980–82 of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and Chairman from 1980–84 of BICC plc
- Sir Thomas Rapp CMG, Ambassador from 1947–50 to Mexico
- Sir Robert Stopford, Bishop of London from 1961–73
- Donald Tyerman CBE, Editor from 1956–65 of The Economist
- Tim Williamson, footballer
- Roger Woolhouse, philosopher