Spelthorne College

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Spelthorne College
Established 1911
Closed 2007
Type FE college
Location Church Road
Ashford
Surrey (Middlesex)
TW15 2XD
England Coordinates: 51°26′06″N 0°27′47″W / 51.435°N 0.463°W / 51.435; -0.463
Local authority Surrey
Gender Mixed
Ages 16+
Former name Ashford County Grammar School

Spelthorne College was a sixth form college on High Street, Ashford, Surrey, England.

Former school[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Merger[edit]

Following a merger with the sixth form college in Sunbury, the school became Spelthorne College, Spelthorne being the name of the borough council.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Brooklands College[edit]

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.[citation needed] The college archive is now lodged with the Spelthorne Museum.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Alumni[edit]

Ashford County Grammar School, Sunbury and Ashford Colleges and Spelthorne College:

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