Lutterworth College

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Lutterworth College
Lutterworth College Crest Logo.png
Motto Latin: Sapere Aude
Dare to be Wise
Established 1880
Type Academy
Trust The Lutterworth Academies Trust
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mr Ben Solly
Location Bitteswell Road
LE17 4EW
Coordinates: 52°27′37″N 1°12′32″W / 52.46038°N 1.20890°W / 52.46038; -1.20890
DfE URN 138150 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 197
Students 1482
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Colours      Blue
Website Lutterworth College

Lutterworth College is a large 11–19 non-selective Secondary School and Sixth Form College with academy status, and is half of the Lutterworth Academies Trust.

It is situated alongside Sir Frank Whittle Studio School in the rural market town of Lutterworth in the district of Harborough, South Leicestershire. It is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school.

There are approximately 1,100 pupils currently on roll, with over 300 of these being in post-16 education. The full range of ability is welcomed into the college. About 75% of pupils travel to school by bus.

The last full Ofsted inspection was in April 2013.[1] Overall, the college was judged to be good in all aspects. Part of the moral purpose of the college is to be judged as “outstanding” in all aspects during the next inspection.


There has been a school in Lutterworth at least since 1613 though the first part of Lutterworth College, then named Lutterworth Grammar School was built in 1880 to provide a middle class boys school for approximately 50 boarders and day scholars. The school remained an all boys grammar until 1902 when the school began to admit female pupils.

The school has grown in size from 30 pupils in 1881 to over 2000 in 2010. In 2014 numbers began to fall alongside the college's main neighbouring feeder schools, Lutterworth High School, Brockington College and Thomas Estley Community College expanding their age ranges from 11-14 to 11-16, much like the rest of Leicestershire.[2]

In 2006, it was agreed to change the school’s name from Lutterworth Grammar School to Lutterworth College, to reflect the fact that the college "is not a selective institution, but rather an inclusive one".[3] In September 2015 the college admitted its first cohort of Year 7 pupils.


In August 2008, Pat Schofield, an external examinations officer who works at the college, complained about Carol Ann Duffy's poem "Education For Leisure", describing it as "absolutely horrendous" due to its references to knife crime. Duffy responded by writing a poem entitled "Mrs Schofield's GCSE", highlighting the use of violence and stabbings in Shakespeare's plays which widely used throughout the GSCE curriculum. In response, Schofield said that she was "gobsmacked" and that she found the poem "a bit weird" as she found much of Duffy's poetry. Many of the school's pupils opposed the decision to remove the poem, stating that it was one of the most interesting pieces to examine, and also one of the easiest to compare and contrast with. The poem was later replaced.

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  1. ^ "Lutterworth College Ofsted Report" (PDF). Ofsted. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Your Guide to Secondary Education in Leicestershire" (PDF). Leicestershire County Council. 2014–2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "History of Our School" (PDF). Lutterworth College. 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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