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|Established||1 August 1995|
|Type||Further education college|
|Principal||Mr Mike Hopkins|
|DfE URN||130570 Tables|
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- 1 Admissions
- 2 History and estates
- 3 Curriculum
- 4 Alumni
- 5 See also
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
- 8 External links
It provides predominantly further education, but also selected higher education provision, and until 2008, existed on four different sites across the town (Marton, Acklam, Kirby and Longlands). It currently[when?] has 16,000 students. Middlesbrough College was one of Tees Valley Regeneration's major redevelopment projects.
History and estates
Three of the pre-2008 sites were those of the former grammar schools when run by the Middlesbrough Education Committee:
- the boys-only Acklam Hall Grammar School for Boys – had existed since 1935
- the girls-only Kirby Grammar School on the corner of Roman Road and Orchard Road in Linthorpe built in 1911
- Middlesbrough High School – on Albert Road before 1960, and then on Marton Road.
Acklam Hall Grammar School had 600 boys in the mid-1960s. It merged with Kirby to form Acklam High School, a comprehensive school, in 1968. This school then further changed in 1974 to Acklam Sixth Form College and King's Manor 11–16 School. The King's Manor School suffered a fire and moved across the road, Hall Drive, to share a site with Hall Garth School (now Hall Garth Community Arts College).
Middlesbrough High School for Girls was on Dunning Street. It had 450 girls in the 1950s, and 600 in 1962. Middlesbrough High School for Boys had around 450 boys in the 1950s, and 600 in the mid-1960s. The boys' and girls' schools, both three-form entry schools, merged in September 1967 to form Middlesbrough High School, an ages 13–18 comprehensive with around 1,200 boys and girls and 500 in the sixth form. Middlesbrough High School became Middlesbrough and Marton Sixth Form College in 1974. In April 1974, the school had been taken over by the Country of Cleveland (Cleveland County Council).
Longlands College of Further Education was on Douglas Street which opened in 1957, and at first partly used by the Constantine Technical College. It was near the junction of Marton Road (A172) and Longlands Road (A1085) just west of North Ormesby.
Kirby College of Further Education was separate and established in 1968 on Roman Road. It had departments such as Food and Fashion, Catering, Hairdressing, and Business Studies, and taught single O-level subjects (re-takes or part-time). It was not used as a sixth form college.
Foundation through two mergers
Teesside Tertiary College was created on 1 August 1995 by the merger of the Longlands College of Further Education and the Middlesbrough and Marton Sixth Form College, and was based on Marton Road next to the James Cook University Hospital.
Middlesbrough College was formed when Kirby College of Further Education, Middlesbrough merged with Acklam Sixth Form College, Middlesbrough on the same date. From 1992, these two colleges had been funded by the Further Education Funding Council for England. In 1995, Teesside Tertiary College offered £1,200 for every person signing up for A-level course who had eight A grades at GCSE.
Merger and move to new site
It grew by merging with Teesside Tertiary College on 1 August 2002, adding two more sites. Since 2001, these colleges had been funded by the Learning and Skills Council for England. In summer 2008, the four sites were consolidated onto a single site at Middlehaven. Building began for the new site in early 2007.
The 18-acre (73,000 m2) Marton Campus will become 275 houses built by Taylor Woodrow. Its three sports halls were demolished, but the three football pitches were kept by the college. The 9-acre (36,000 m2) Kirby Campus will have 84 houses and 53 apartments built on it by Taylor Woodrow. The former Kirby Grammar School will become 21 apartments. The 9-acre (36,000 m2) Longlands Campus will become 104 houses built by Taylor Woodrow. This includes the former playing field and sports hall.
The college previously had four sites.
- Marton Road (Marton Campus)
- Douglas Street (Longlands Campus)
- Roman Road (Kirby Campus)
- Hall Drive (Acklam Campus)
Courses range from university-oriented academics to vocational education. Selected higher education courses exist by virtue of an indirectly-funded partnership arrangement with the Teesside University.
Acklam Hall Grammar School for Boys
- Roland Carl Backhouse, Professor of Computing, University of Nottingham
- Duncan Hall, chief executive of the Teesside Development Corporation 1987–98
- Strachan Heppell CB, chairman of the European Medicines Agency from 1994–2000
- Air Vice-Marshal Robert Hooks CBE
- Adm Sir Michael Livesay, (first) Commander of HMS Invincible from 1979–82
- Colin Mays CMG, High Commissioner to the Seychelles from 1983–86, and Bahamas from 1986–91
- Brian Tanner CBE, chief executive of Somerset County Council from 1990–97.
- Alan Old, England Rugby Union International 1972–1978
- Chris Old, England Cricket International 1972–1981
Middlesbrough High School for Boys
- Robert Cant, Labour MP from 1966–83 for Stoke-on-Trent Central
- Sir Fife Clark, Director General from 1954–71 of the Central Office of Information, and former President of the Institute of Public Relations
- Commodore John Dobson CBE DSC
- George Elliott (footballer)
- Sir Sadler Forster CBE, Chairman from 1960–70 of the English Industrial Estates Corporation (became English Partnerships)
- Sir John Watson Gibson CBE, civil engineer, worked with Pauling & Co. to build the Jebel Aulia Dam, and in the war designed the breakwaters for the Mulberry harbours
- Sir Denis Hamilton DSO, Editor of The Sunday Times, Chairman of Reuters from 1979–85, President from 1981–83 of the Commonwealth Press Union, and father of Nigel Hamilton
- Sir Ellis Hunter, former managing director of Dorman Long from 1938–61, the main historic local steel company, and President from 1945–53 of the British Iron and Steel Federation who resisted nationalisation, with Sir Andrew Rae Duncan, of the British steel industry
- Prof Chris Lamb, John Innes Professor of Biology, and Director of the John Innes Centre, from 1999–2009 at the University of East Anglia
- Marcus Langley, former aircraft designer for de Havilland in the 1930s who worked with A. H. Tiltman, and became Chief Designer at British Aircraft Manufacturing in 1936, who produced important work in the early 1930s on metal aircraft construction
- J. D. Mackie, historian and Professor of Scottish History and Literature from 1930–57 at the University of Glasgow
- Horatio Pemberton, Chief Engineer Surveyor from 1957–67 of Lloyd's Register, and chairman from 1966–7 of the Council of Engineering Institutions (became the Engineering Council)
- Sir Edward Pickering, Editor from 1957–62 of the Daily Express, and chairman from 1970–74 of IPC Magazines
- Dr Alan Robertson CBE, pesticide chemist, and chairman from 1981–83 of the British Nutrition Foundation
- George Scott, Editor from 1974–79 of The Listener
- Cyril Smith OBE, Professor of Pianoforte from 1934–74 at the Royal College of Music
- Norman Thompson CBE, managing director from 1971–74 of Cunard Line
Kirby Grammar School
- Anna Raeburn, agony aunt and radio broadcaster
- The former Middlesbrough College of Education on Borough Road, a teacher-training college which became part of Teesside University (itself the former Constantine Technical College)
- Redcar & Cleveland College
- Cleveland College of Art and Design
- "Home page". Middlesbrough College. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- College homepage
- Acklam Through The Ages at BBC Tees.
- Memories of Kirby Malayan Teacher Training College
- Formation of Teesside Tertiary College in 1995
- Formation of the college in 1995
- Merger in 2002