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|Motto||Timor Domini Initium Sapientiae
(The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
|Type||Independent day and boarding school|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headmaster||Mr D C Williams|
|Houses||(Upper and Lower schools only)
|Colours||Blue & Light Blue
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.
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.
Notable former pupils
- Nigel Bennett - Actor, director, author
- William Bidlake - Arts & Crafts Architect (1861-1938)
- Group Captain John Collier DSO, DFC and bar - Decorated WWII bomber pilot (1916-2001)
- Professor Sir Arthur Harden FRS - won Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1929 (1865-1940)
- Richard Dalziel Graham FRSE - educator and author
- Rt. Hon. Anthony Hughes, Lord Hughes of Ombersley - Judge (born 1948)
- Nicholas Jones - former BBC Political Correspondent
- Jeremy Middleton - Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and businessman.
- Charles Pearce - calligrapher
- Peter Radford - Bronze Medal winner in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay in Rome Olympic Games in 1960
- Mark Speight
- David Sumberg - MEP, former MP (born 1941)
- George Rennie Thorne - Liberal MP for Wolverhampton East 1908 - 1929, former Mayor and Alderman of Wolverhampton (1853 - 1934)
- Brigadier Sir Edgar "Bill" Williams (1912–1995) – academic and warrior
- "Tettenhall - Junior and Senior Mixed Independent School". Guide to Independent Schools. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- Obituary in The Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1995
- Whild, Simon (2009). The History of Tettenhall College. Matador. ISBN 978-1-84876-124-7