Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College
|Type||Sixth form college|
|DfE URN||130516 Tables|
|Website||Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College|
In October 2015, the college was to move to a new building in Ashton town centre. The move will see more than 3000 students and 300 teachers being relocated to the centre of Ashton.
The building contractors completing the build are Kier and the building will be officially opened on 6 October 2015. All staff and students currently studying at Hyde Clarendon will be relocated to the new building once it is complete.
Originally Hyde County Grammar School for Boys, this educational establishment closed its doors to 11-year-olds in 1979. When the last intake had progressed to the Sixth Form, the Sixth Form college was formally established. It was during this period that the now highly acclaimed "Dominion" rock band was formed by students at the college. The Brand Name 'Hyde Clarendon' was added some years later and derives from the college's location on Clarendon Road.
Hyde County Grammar School for Boys
- Prof Frederick Blakemore, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of Veterinary Studies from 1948-55 at the University of Bristol
- Warren Bradley, footballer
- Air Vice-Marshal John Cliffe CB OBE, Station Commander of RAF Leeming from 1999–2000
- Prof Christopher Collier, Professor of Environmental Remote Sensing at the University of Salford since 1995, and President of the Royal Meteorological Society from 2004-6
- Kenneth Harrison OBE, President of the Library Association from 1973-4
- Ronnie Hazlehurst, conductor and composer of many TV themes such as Yes Minister, and three times Musical Director of the Eurovision Song Contest (left at the age of 14)
- Brian Kent, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers from 1994-5
- Timmy Mallett
- Nigel Palmer, Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies at the University of Oxford since 1992
- Prof Louis Wain CBE, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry at Wye College from 1950–78, and winner of the Mullard Award in 1988
- Melvyn Bowler MACS CMC GDHRE (at HCGS 1953-1958) Counsellor and Therapist - pioneered experiential therapy in Australia - produced videos to help counsellors and parents deal with troubled or addicted children.
- Tom Cassell (better known as Syndicate or The Syndicate Project), popular gaming commentator on YouTube. He left the college to pursue his YouTube career and has since amassed over 9.9 million subscribers.