John Cleveland College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Cleveland College
Type Academy
Principal Mr P.D.Craven
Chair of Governors Mr Michael Sharpe
Location Butt Lane
LE10 1LE
England England Coordinates: 52°32′49″N 1°21′08″W / 52.546859°N 1.352272°W / 52.546859; -1.352272
DfE number 855/4501
DfE URN 138344 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students c.1700 students[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 14–18

John Cleveland College (often abbreviated as JCC or JC) is a coeducational upper school with academy status, located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England.

Admissions and current layout[edit]

The school also comprises a sixth form with approximately 550 students,[1] and a nursery with around 50 infants.[1] Whilst also Exceeding Expectations within the Science Department with achieving a 'Specialist Science College' Title. This Was the first school within the area to have it, It was then followed with Mount Grace High School. There are 5 houses Illife,Brame,Cheshire,Hansom and Nichols. there are currently around 1750 students and 250 teachers and staff.


Hinckley Grammar School was first mentioned in the parish records of 1629,[citation needed] though it was certainly in existence before this time.[citation needed] It was located in Castle Road, in the very centre of Hinckley. However, in 1791 it was noted by the Universal British Directory[citation needed] that "The old town hall and school house remain, but are ruinous". In 1831[citation needed] it was noted by the same organisation as "In a very dilapidated state", and the old grammar school was pulled down 21 years later in 1852,[citation needed] eventually being replaced by houses and shops. In 1877 a new school was opened. In 1891 it had 50 pupils and in 1894 moved to new purpose built premises on Leicester Road, close to the current site and in 1901 the school admitted girls for the first time. In 1963 the grammar school moved to Butt Lane and the Leicester Road buildings were taken over by Mount Grace High School.


The college campus consists of various buildings and facilities including a main hall, a swimming pool, a large canteen, a lecture theatre, a sports hall, a gym, astro turf pitches, a hospitality block, a media room, tennis courts, football pitches, rugby pitches, land athletics pitches and tracks, store rooms and a library (known as the Learning Resource Centre). During May–September 2010 phase 1 of the sports centre refurbishment took place, this consisted of modern and vibrant changing facilities. During December 2010 work started on phase 2 which consists of upper changing facilities and swimming pool. The new facilities opened March 2011. During August 2011 the Design Technology Foyer and Washrooms received a complete re-design and refurbishment. More information on this can be found by visiting


Awards include Investors in People, Artsmark Gold, International Schools Award and Healthy Schools Award status.[1]


During 2004, John Cleveland College became the first state comprehensive school to win the Under 15s Daily Mail Cup, a national Rugby Union cup championship open only to schools.[citation needed] The School also has many award winning Football, Rugby, Basketball and Hockey teams.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Hinckley Grammar School (pre-1974)[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ofsted inspection report February 2008 (PDF). Retrieved 19 February 2010