|Principal||Mr Richard Cahill|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Michael Sharpe|
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Whilst also Exceeding Expectations within the Science Department with achieving a 'Specialist Science College' Title. This was the first school within the area to have it, and was then followed by Mount Grace High School. The school had five houses, which include Illife, Brame, Cheshire, Hansom and Nichols, although houses were disbanded in 2015. There are currently around 1750 students and 250 teachers and staff.
Hinckley Grammar School was first mentioned in the parish records of 1629, though it was certainly in existence before this time. It was located in Castle Road, in the very centre of Hinckley. However, in 1791 it was noted by the Universal British Directory that "The old town hall and school house remain, but are ruinous". In 1831 it was noted by the same organisation as "In a very dilapidated state", and the old grammar school was pulled down 21 years later in 1852, eventually being replaced by houses and shops. In 1877 a new school was opened. In 1891 it had 50 pupils and in 1894 moved to new purpose built premises on Leicester Road, close to the current site and in 1901 the school admitted girls for the first time. In 1963 the grammar school moved to Butt Lane and the Leicester Road buildings were taken over by Mount Grace High School.
The school campus consists of various buildings and facilities including a main hall, a swimming pool, a large canteen, a lecture theatre, a sports hall, a gym, astro turf pitches, a hospitality block, a media room, tennis courts, football pitches, rugby pitches, land athletics pitches and tracks, store rooms and a library (known as the Learning Resource Centre). During May–September 2010 phase 1 of the sports centre refurbishment took place, this consisted of modern and vibrant changing facilities. During December 2010 work started on phase 2 which consists of upper changing facilities and swimming pool. The new facilities opened March 2011. During August 2011 the Design Technology Foyer and Washrooms received a complete re-design and refurbishment.
During 2004, John Cleveland College became the first state comprehensive school to win the Under 15s Daily Mail Cup, a national Rugby Union cup championship open only to schools. The school also has many award-winning Football, Rugby, Basketball and Hockey teams.
Notable former pupils
John Cleveland College
- Leicester Tigers and England rugby union footballers: Barry Evans; Graham Rowntree; Dean Richards; Ollie Smith; Sam Vesty; Manu Tuilagi; Sam Harrison Ryan Bower
- Josh Ginnelly
- Gavin Price
- Martin Hall-Adams - Former Kasabian drummer
- Jason Bourne - sports broadcaster with Talksport, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Leicester
Greg Drozdz, awarded BEM for services to the community in Hinckley.
Hinckley Grammar School (pre-1974)
- Roger Clark MBE, rally driver
- John Cleveland, poet
- Dill Faulkes, businessman and philanthropist
- Peter Tom CBE, Chief Executive from 1997–2005 of Aggregate Industries, and former rugby union player
Clare Taylor BEM, retired Head of Student Welfare at the University of Leicester; awarded British Empire Medal for Services to Higher Education
- Philip Turner, author