City of Leicester College

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The City of Leicester College
Downing Drive, Evington, Leicester - geograph.org.uk - 107583.jpg
(2006)
Address
Downing Drive

, ,
LE5 6LN

Coordinates52°37′34″N 1°03′40″W / 52.626°N 1.061°W / 52.626; -1.061Coordinates: 52°37′34″N 1°03′40″W / 52.626°N 1.061°W / 52.626; -1.061
Information
TypeCommunity school
Established1965
Local authorityLeicester
Department for Education URN120297 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherAnne Gregory
Staff500
GenderMixed
Age11 to 19
Enrolment2,000 pupils
Former nameCity of Leicester Boys' Grammar School

The City of Leicester College is a mixed secondary school for ages 11–18 in Evington, Leicester, England. It has around 2,000 pupils and specialises in business and enterprise.

Description[edit]

City of Leicester College is in the east of Leicester on Downing Drive, off Spencefield Lane (B667).

The college provides education for ages between 11-19 for different levels from GCSEs to BTECs as well as a sixth-form college. It offers a wide variety of courses but specialises in Business. It is not to be confused with the former City of Leicester College of Education in Scraptoft, which was taken over by De Montfort University and then bulldozed in 2006.

As of 2009 the headmistress is Anne Gregory.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1920 as the City Boys' School, on East Bond Street. In 1928 it moved to Humberstone Gate, to the former buildings of the Wyggeston Hospital Girls' School, which moved to a site in Regent Road which is now the Regent College sixth form. After 1944 the City Boys' School became City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School. In 1966 it moved to the Wyvern building on Downing Drive. The Humberstone Gate building, built in 1878, was used for a few years by Charles Keene College (subsequently merged with Southfields College to form Leicester College) and is now the Leicester headquarters of Age Concern.

It became known as the City of Leicester School when it became a mixed comprehensive in 1976. It merged with the Spencefield School in 1985. The Spencefield building on Downing Drive became the lower school which is now the Gill building, named after former Headmaster Mr. Gill.

It gained specialist status as a Business and Enterprise College in September 2003, and the Business and Enterprise Centre (BEC) was created at the Wyvern Building.

Notable former pupils[edit]

City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School:

City of Leicester School:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Humphries", Obituaries, Daily Telegraph, 21 February 2008.

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