Stourbridge College

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Stourbridge College
Stourbridge College Logo.png
Established 1958 (1958)[1]
Type Further Education
Principal Ms. Lynette Cutting
Location Hagley Road
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 1QU
England England Coordinates: 52°26′59″N 2°08′32″W / 52.4497°N 2.1423°W / 52.4497; -2.1423
Local authority Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
DfE number 332/8002
DfE URN 130477 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16+
Telephone 01384 344344
Website www.stourbridge.ac.uk

Stourbridge College is a further education college based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England.

History[edit]

The college was formed in 1958 as the Foley College of Further Education and College of Art, through the merger of the Stourbridge College of Art (founded in 1848) and the Stourbridge Technical School (founded in 1891). It was renamed Stourbridge College of Technology and Art in 1979, and adopted its current name in 1991. The college became a further education corporation in 1992, after the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.[1]

The main campus, built during the 1970s, is situated south of Stourbridge Town Centre. A second campus opened in 1990 within the buildings of the former Longlands School, after the school had closed to merge with High Park School to form the Ridgewood High School.[1]

A third campus opened in 2001 at the Merry Hill Waterfront, some four miles away in Brierley Hill. An additional Brierley Hill campus opened in September 2011, housing a new Art and Design centre,[2] with a new technology centre currently being planned for the same site.[3]

In 2007, plans were unveiled for Stourbridge College to merge with Dudley College, but were later scrapped.[4][5]

Since 2013, Stourbridge College has formed a part of the Birmingham Metropolitan College, following a merger.[6]

Campuses[edit]

Although the main campus is situated in the town of Stourbridge, there are additional campuses in Brierley Hill, Kingswinford, Kidderminster, and Halesowen.[7] The campus within the premises of the old Longlands School was closed after the opening of the new Brierley Hill site.

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "College History". Stourbridge College. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Art and Design Centre". Stourbridge College. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stourbridge College plan new technology campus". Express & Star. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "College merger off after Principal row". Stourbridge News. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "College bid is scrapped". Express & Star. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stourbridge College's vision for the future shown in image". Express & Star. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stourbridge College guide". Education >> University Education >> Universities and Colleges. The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 

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