John Cleveland College
|Chair of Governors||Mr Michael Sharpe|
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Admissions and current layout
The school also comprises a sixth form with approximately 550 students, and a nursery with around 50 infants. 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, though it was certainly in existence before this time. It was located in Castle Road, in the very centre of Hinckley. However, in 1791 it was noted by the Universal British Directory that "The old town hall and school house remain, but are ruinous". In 1831 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, 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 http://www.jcc.leics.sch.uk/content/content.php?id=7
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. The School also has many award winning Football, Rugby, Basketball and Hockey teams.
Notable former pupils
- Seven Leicester Tigers and England rugby union footballers: Barry Evans, Graham Rowntree, Dean Richards, Ollie Smith, Sam Vesty, Manu Tuilagi and Sam Harrison
- Wigan and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland Incorrect: Chris Kirkland attended Earl Shilton Community College, which later became William Bradford Community College* Broadcaster Jason Bourne
- Shrewsbury Town midfielder Josh Ginnelly
- Rapper Kaos
- Derby Braves right tackle Jake Raynes (American Football).
Hinckley Grammar School (pre-1974)
- Prof Tony Chandler, Professor of Geography from 1973–77 at the University of Manchester
- Roger Clark MBE, rally driver
- poet John Cleveland
- Roger Crofts CBE, Chief Executive from 1991–2002 of Scottish Natural Heritage
- Roy Duncombe, Chairman from 1989–91 of the Nationwide Building Society
- businessman and philanthropist Dill Faulkes
- Paul Golby, Chief Executive since 2002 of E.ON UK
- Prof Susan Hallam, Professor of Education since 2003 at the Institute of Education
- musician Terry St Clair
- Prof Rodney Summerfield, Professor of Crop Production from 1995–2001 at the University of Reading
- Peter Tom CBE, Chief Executive from 1997–2005 of Aggregate Industries, and former rugby union player
- author Philip Turner
- Keith Walley, Managing Director from 1978–84 of Shell Chemicals, and President from 1987–8 of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
- Ofsted inspection report February 2008 (PDF). Retrieved 19 February 2010