Aldercar Community Language College
The school's catchment area includes the village of Aldercar, Langley Mill and Heanor. Many students attend from towns as far away as Ilkeston, Eastwood, Codnor and Ripley As of 2008, the school had around 800 students.As of 2011, the school had around 600 students.
It opened in September 1955 as a secondary modern school. It became Heanor Aldercar Comprehensive School, then Aldercar School. The school has been awarded specialist Language College status and [vocational] status.
In 2009, the new Phoenix Centre Sixth Form building opened, offering many courses for ages 16–19.
Notable former pupils
- "Rocket" Ron Haslam, world champion motorcycle racer
- Paris Simmons, footballer
- Nick Wright, footballer
- Paul Reece, footballer
- Chanel Cresswell, actress
- Department for Children, Schools and Families School Verification
- Aldercar, the Story of a School, Mary and John Sheppard, December 2006, ISBN 0-9554746-0-4
- Aldercar Community Language College
- Searching for knives in October 2007
- Deputy head attacked by pupils from Eastwood School in December 2005
- Designing school uniforms in March 2002