Launceston College, Cornwall
|Launceston College (Academy Trust)|
|Trust||Launceston College Academy Trust|
|Department for Education URN||139155 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue White|
Launceston College was first established in 1409 and became a boys grammar school with boarding house. In 1962, Horwell Grammar School for Girls, located in Newport Launceston, merged and in 1965 the former Pennygillam School was added to form the present day comprehensive school which is still known as Launceston College.
Since the 19th century the College has been located at the southern end of Dunheved Road, approximately one kilometre from the town centre. It was designated a Technology College in 1998, and converted to academy status in 2013. The logo of the college is based on Launceston Castle a major landmark in the town.
Launceston College Academy Trust
The school is governed by the Launceston College Academy Trust, a multi academy trust that also controls Bideford College.
Notable former pupils
- Charles Causley, Cornish poet and writer (born in Launceston).
- Roger Moore, British actor (educated during World War II following evacuation from Battersea).
- Sir Alan Tuckett, Educationist.
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- "Charles Causley". theweeweb. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- "BIOGRAPHY: ROGER MOORE". sky. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- 2018 "Tuckett, Prof. Sir Alan (John), (born 3 April 1948), Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton, since 2015." WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. 3 Dec. 2018