Tettenhall College

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Tettenhall College
Courtyard at Tettenhall College - geograph.org.uk - 408022.jpg
Motto Timor Domini Initium Sapientiae
(The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
Established 1863 (1863)
Type Independent day and boarding school
Religion Church of England
Headmaster Mr D C Williams
Location Wood Road

West Midlands
Coordinates: 52°35′42″N 2°10′11″W / 52.5949°N 2.1696°W / 52.5949; -2.1696
Local authority Wolverhampton
DfE number 336/6013
Students 430~
Gender Co-educational
Ages 1–18
Houses (Upper and Lower schools only)      Bantock
Colours Blue & Light Blue
Website www.tettenhallcollege.co.uk

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


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.[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Boarding
  2. ^ "Tettenhall - Junior and Senior Mixed Independent School". Guide to Independent Schools. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Obituary in The Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1995

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