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Latin: Sapere Aude|
Dare to be Wise
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Lutterworth College is a large 11–19 non-selective, inclusive, comprehensive, Church of England Secondary School and Sixth Form College with academy status, and is the main school within 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 1,200 pupils currently on roll, with aroound 400 of these being in post-16 education.
In 2017 the College became the highest attaining school in Leicestershire.
The last full Ofsted inspection was in November 2017 where the college was judged to be good in all aspects. Part of the moral purpose of the college is ‘enabling all students to learn, flourish and succeed.’ The strategy of the College is to have the best teachers who teach the best lessons.
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.
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". In September 2015 the college admitted its first cohort of Year 7 pupils.
In 2017, Lutterworth College became the highest attaining school in Leicestershire.
In November 2017, OFSTED judged the school to be a Good school in all aspects.
Notable former pupils
- Kid Acne, artist and musician
- Richard Armitage, actor
- John Ashton (guitarist), musician
- Stephen Biesty, author
- Michael Casey, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College
- John Cooper (athlete), athlete
- Nick Cook, cricketer
- Jonathan Emmett, author
- Jamie Green, (racing driver)
- Amy Harris, television presenter
- Jonnie Irwin, television presenter
- Kristyna Myles, musician
- Richard Neale, conservative MP
- Leon Page Founder & Managing Director Page & Moy, Global Tours & Board Member LWT (London Weekend Television).
- Anthony Thistlethwaite, musician
- Alex Thomas, musician
- Tom Shilcock, Dancer
- "Your Guide to Secondary Education in Leicestershire" (PDF). Leicestershire County Council. 2014–2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "History of Our School" (PDF). Lutterworth College. 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.