Countesthorpe Community College

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Countesthorpe Community College
Motto Learning in a supportive environment
Established 1972
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Brian Myatt
Location Winchester Road
Coordinates: 52°33′14″N 1°09′32″W / 52.55385°N 1.15887°W / 52.55385; -1.15887
DfE number 855/4050
DfE URN 138524 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1116
Gender Coeducational
Ages 14–18

Countesthorpe Community College is a coeducational upper school with academy status, situated on the western edge of Countesthorpe in Leicestershire, England near the A426. It was established in 1972 with the notable educationalist John Watts as Head Teacher, who developed it as a progressive "open school".[1]

The college buildings are notable for their circular plan. The architect was John Barton of Farmer and Dark. The sculpture in the middle of the courtyard is one of three versions of Dunstable Reel by Phillip King. [2]

The band Kasabian are ex-students of the college.


Further reading[edit]

  • J. F. Watts (1977) The Countesthorpe Experience (Allen & Unwin) ISBN 0043730035