King George V College
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|Motto||Your passport to opportunity|
|Established||1926 as a school, 1978 as a college|
|Type||Further education college|
|Chair of governors||John Rostron|
|Location||Scarisbrick New Road
|DfE URN||130492 Tables|
|Students||c. 1200 full time, c. 600 part time|
King George V College (KGV) is a sixth form college in Southport, Merseyside, England. It offers A-Level, BTEC and between 2009-2012 the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It was previously a grammar school for boys.
KGV was first formed as Southport Municipal Secondary School for Boys in September 1920. In 1926, new buildings were built at the college's current site in Scarisbrick New Road, and on 16 October 1926, was reopened as King George V School by Lord Derby, becoming King George V Grammar School.
In September 1979, the school was renamed to King George V College, and in 1982 the school section ceased to exist.
The College also has the distinction of being placed consistently in the top 10 Sixth Form and FE Colleges in the country for A Level results, and has won a number of Good Schools Guide awards.
The college no longer contains the houses established during the days when it was also a secondary school. It had previously opted for five subject specific faculties, namely:
- AE - Arts and English Subjects
- Bi - Business and Information Subjects
- HL - Humanities and Languages Subjects
- MS - Maths and Science Subjects
- SO - Social Science Subjects inc. Sociology, Psychology and The PASE Scheme
King George V College Students' Union
Usually each Student Council member is a second year student, elected by members of his or her tutor group. The Student Council Co-chairpersons are elected in a college-wide student election. The two co-chairpersons are members of the Governing Body as required by the Education Act 1994.
- Sarah Barrand, actress
- Sophie Howard, glamour model
- Joanne Nicholas, Badminton player
- Stacey Roca, actress
King George V Grammar School
- Marc Almond from Soft Cell
- John Culshaw OBE, classical record producer and Head of Music Programmes at the BBC from 1967–75
- Arthur Davidson, Labour MP for Accrington from 1966–83
- Air Vice-Marshal Peter Dodworth CB OBE, Station Commander of RAF Wittering from 1983-5
- Michael English, Labour MP for Nottingham West from 1964–83
- Ronnie Fearn, Baron Fearn, Lib Dem MP for Southport from 1987–92 and 1997-2001
- Frank Hampson artist and creator of Dan Dare
- Michael Weston King, singer
- David Lonsdale, actor
- Michael Meadowcroft, Liberal MP for Leeds West from 1983-7
- "King George V School & College History". History of KGV. Old Georgian's Association. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- Newton, Peter (February 2003). "King George V College" (PDF). Ofsted inspection report. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. p. 3. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- Newton, Peter (February 2003). "King George V College" (PDF). Ofsted inspection report. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-06-12.[dead link]
- "The Good Schools Guide A Level Awards 2005 for teaching excellence". The Good Schools Guide. 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
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