Casterton College

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Casterton College, Rutland, (previously Casterton Business and Enterprise College[1] (CBEC) and Casterton Community College) is one of three secondary schools in the county of Rutland, England. Located in the village of Great Casterton, the school provides education for eleven- to sixteen-year-olds, as well as a Childcare Centre for the under fives and an adult education programme. It opened as Great Casterton Secondary Modern School in 1939.

The catchment area is the eastern part of Rutland including Cottesmore, Empingham and Ketton but the college attracts many of its students from Stamford, across the Lincolnshire boundary.

Prior to academy conversion, the school had been rated as ‘outstanding’ in 2010. In December 2014, Ofsted rated the college as ‘requires improvement’ in all areas (teaching, behaviour, leadership and achievement).[2] The then principal Victoria Crosher defended the fall in rating as partly due to changes in the "C" boundary at GCSE.[1]

With the withdrawal of the Tresham Institute from providing post-16 education in Rutland, CBEC in 2010 took over responsibility for Rutland College which has been renamed Rutland County College. In 2015 it is now consulting on moving its entire sixth form from Oakham to its Casterton site. Casterton College is joined with Ryhall Primary School and also with Casterton Childcare Centre. This means that the total group of education ranges from nursery to post-16/sixth form in order: Casterton Childcare Centre, Ryhall Primary School, Casterton College, Rutland County College.


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Coordinates: 52°40′23″N 0°31′02″W / 52.6731°N 0.5173°W / 52.6731; -0.5173