Tettenhall College

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Tettenhall College
Courtyard at Tettenhall College - geograph.org.uk - 408022.jpg
Address
Wood Road

Tettenhall
Wolverhampton
,
West Midlands
,
WV6 8QX

England
Coordinates52°35′42″N 2°10′11″W / 52.5949°N 2.1696°W / 52.5949; -2.1696Coordinates: 52°35′42″N 2°10′11″W / 52.5949°N 2.1696°W / 52.5949; -2.1696
Information
TypeIndependent day and boarding school
MottoTimor Domini Initium Sapientiae
(The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1863 (1863)
Local authorityWolverhampton
HeadmasterMr D C Williams
GenderCo-educational
Age1 to 18
Enrolment430~
Houses(Upper and Lower schools only)      Bantock
     Haydon
     Pearson
     Nicholson
Colour(s)Blue & Light Blue
        
Website

Tettenhall College is a co-educational independent day and boarding school located in the Wolverhampton suburb of Tettenhall in England.

History[edit]

The college was founded in 1863 by a group of prominent local businessmen and industrialists, most of who were associated with the Queen Street Congregational Church. Tettenhall Towers was built by Wolverhampton industrialist Colonel Thomas Thorneycroft as a house for him and his family. The Towers Theatre was originally a ballroom and has springs under the floor to make it a better dancing surface. The stage was built later on for the school when it started. The school was sold by the last member of the Thorneycroft family in 1942. The college's lower school building was completed in September 2000 and the science department in 2007.

Boarding[edit]

There are two boarding houses: Thorneycroft (girls) and School House (boys). Less than 15% of pupils board. Most boarders are international pupils or children of military personnel.[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boarding
  2. ^ "Tettenhall - Junior and Senior Mixed Independent School". Guide to Independent Schools. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/presenter-mark-speight-hanged-himself-63664
  4. ^ Obituary in The Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1995

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