Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

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Countesthorpe Leysland Community College
Countesthorpe Leysland Community College logo.jpg
Motto Be the best you can be
Established 1974, 2016
Type Academy
Principal Mrs C. Aitcheson
Chair of Governors Mrs S. Uprichard
Location Winchester Road
52°33′14″N 1°09′32″W / 52.55385°N 1.15887°W / 52.55385; -1.15887Coordinates: 52°33′14″N 1°09′32″W / 52.55385°N 1.15887°W / 52.55385; -1.15887
DfE URN 138529 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1650
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Black, Grey and White
Academy Trust Countesthorpe Leysland Community College Trust
Predecessors Countesthorpe Community College
Leysland High School

Countesthorpe Leysland Community College is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, situated on the western edge of Countesthorpe in Leicestershire, England near the A426. It was formed in 2016 by the merger of Countesthorpe Community College and neighbouring Leysland High School. The college forms part of The South Leicestershire Learning Partnership, a multi-academy umbrella trust. [1] Countesthorpe Community College was established in 1972 with the notable educationalist John Watts as Head Teacher, who developed it as a progressive "open school".[2]

College facilities[edit]

The college occupies the buildings previously used by its predecessor institutions. The former Countesthorpe Community College buildings are notable for their circular plan. The architect was John Barton of Farmer and Dark. The sculpture that was previously in the middle of the courtyard is one of three versions of Dunstable Reel by Phillip King.[3]

The seniors department of Birkett House School is located on the site of Countesthorpe Leysland Community College and its students attend lessons at the college and use its sports and catering facilities.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

The band members of Kasabian are ex-students of the college. The college is mentioned by name in the BBC comedy series Big School, in series two, episode four, during a question and answer session about Kasabian.


Further reading[edit]

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

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