Rotherham College

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Rotherham College
Rotherham College Logo.png
Motto Skills for your future
Established 1853: Rotherham School of Science and Art
1981: Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
2016: Rotherham College
Type Further Education college
Chief Executive John Connolly
Chair Ken Barrass
Location Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S65 1EG
Local authority Rotherham
DfE URN 130527 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 400+
Students 7,000
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–upwards
Colours Blue
View of Rotherham College main building

Rotherham College (formerly Rotherham College of Arts and Technology shortened to RCAT) is a further education college in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. Rotherham College has its roots firmly in the 19th century, when it was established as Rotherham School of Science and Art.

From the 1930s, it provided technical-orientated education from the Howard building on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. In 1981, three neighbouring colleges of arts, technology and adult education were merged into one. As a result, the college became known as Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT).

In August 2004, Rotherham College merged with the Dinnington-based further education provider, Rother Valley College.

On 1 February 2016, Rotherham College merged with North Notts College to create a new education and training organisation, the RNN Group. The name, Rotherham College, was retained for the two campuses.

On 1 February 2017, Dearne Valley College joined the RNN Group. Alongside the three colleges, the RNN Group also incorporates an apprenticeship business, RNN Training, and a number of subsidiary companies which cover a range of specialist training sectors. The Chief Executive of RNN Group is John Connolly.


Rotherham College has two campuses, Rotherham Town Centre campus (TCC) and Dinnington campus (DC). The Town Centre campus is situated on Eastwood Lane and the Dinnington campus on Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Sean Bean honoured on Sheffield walk of fame". BBC News. BBC. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

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