Rotherham College

Rotherham College (formerly Rotherham College of Arts and Technology shortened to RCAT) is a further education college in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It was established as Rotherham School of Science and Art in the 19th century.

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TypeFurther Education college
MottoSkills for your future
Established1853: Rotherham School of Science and Art
1981: Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
2016: Rotherham College
Local authorityRotherham
Department for Education URN130527 Tables
ChairKen Barrass
Chief ExecutiveJohn Connolly
Age16 (does sometimes accept from 14)+

From the 1930s, it provided technical-orientated education from the Howard building on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. In 1981, three neighbouring colleges of arts, technology and adult education were merged into one. As a result, the college became known as Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT).

In August 2004, Rotherham College merged with the Dinnington-based further education provider, Rother Valley College.

On 1 February 2016, Rotherham College merged with North Notts College to create a new education and training organisation, the RNN Group. The name, Rotherham College, was retained for the two campuses.

On 1 February 2017, Dearne Valley College joined the RNN Group. Alongside the three colleges, the RNN Group also incorporates an apprenticeship business, RNN Training, and a number of subsidiary companies which cover a range of specialist training sectors. The RNN Group was criticised by OFSTED, for its poor oversight of subcontractors in 2018.[1]


Rotherham College has two campuses, Rotherham Town Centre campus (TCC) and Dinnington campus (DC). The Town Centre campus is situated on Eastwood Lane and the Dinnington campus on Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington.

The Town Centre campus contains four buildings, the Eastwood Building, the Wentworth Building and the Clifton building (the latter two of which are connected to each other), and the Construction Centre, which is on the other side of town near Rotherham Interchange, towards the Parkgate.

Notable alumni


  1. "Ofsted watch: RNN Group criticised for poor oversight of subcontractors". FE Week. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. "Sean Bean honoured on Sheffield walk of fame". BBC News. BBC. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
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