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|Former name||Ashford County Grammar School|
The school was founded in 1911 as Ashford County Grammar School, for 11–18 year olds, in what was then the county of Middlesex. In the 1970s, with Middlesex ceasing to exist as a county, it was redesignated by Surrey County Council as an Ashford Sixth Form College. When Ashford County Grammar closed in 1975 it became Spelthorne College, named after the local Borough Council within Surrey.
Following a merger with the sixth form college in Sunbury, the school became Spelthorne College, Spelthorne being the name of the borough council.
With all colleges in the post 16 sector in England and Wales, Spelthorne was removed from the control of the County Council in 1992 when the funding passed to the Further Education Funding Council for England, later replaced by the Learning and Skills Council. The college performed well in external reviews, gaining 23-24 points in the Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) review of its higher education provision in business studies.
As part of a strategic area review in 2004 conducted by the Learning Skills Council the college was considered that, in order to expand and modernise its premises, it should be merged with a larger institution. On 1 August 2007 the merger was completed and the college now operates as the Ashford Campus of Brooklands College, the other campus being the Brooklands College's Weybridge site. The college archive is now lodged with the Spelthorne Museum.
Currently the college is the base for the London Heathrow Acers basketball team. Formed from the Spelthorne Acers, the team performed in the national women's league.
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Ashford County Grammar School, Sunbury and Ashford Colleges and Spelthorne College:
- Don Bennett, Bennett played cricket for Middlesex from 1950 until 1968
- Susannah Clapp, Theatre Critic since 1997 of The Observer
- Gary Numan, musician
- Arthur Palmer, Labour MP from 1945–50 for Wimbledon, from 1952-9 for Cleveland, from 1964–74 for Bristol Central, and from 1974-83 for Bristol North East
- Irene Thomas
- Norman Willis, General Secretary from 1984–93 of the TUC
- Robert Evans (politician), Labour MEP for London 1994–2009
- Richard Johnson played for Middlesex and England from 1992 and retired 2007
- Brian Capron, actor in Coronation Street from the Sunbury Sixth Form College
- Wendy Smith-Sly, athlete who competed mainly in the 3,000 metres. Silver medallist at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles; 1983 World Champion in the World 10 km road race championship
- Nicholas Bond-Owen, child actor of the 1970s and 80s best known for playing Tristram Fourmile in five series of the popular comedy George and Mildred
- Sidney Edward James Russell (4 October 1937 – 18 June 1994) was an English cricketer and footballerfor Middlesex (1960-1964), MCC (1961) and Gloucestershire (1965-1968)54 Football League matches as a left back for Brentford between 1956 and 1961
- Spelthorne Museum
- Capital Bid Minutes
- Dissolution Order
- FE Focus on 18 September, 2009
- FE Focus on 13 November, 2009
- FE Focus on 4 December, 2009
- FE Focus on 29 January, 2010