Thomas Rotherham College

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Thomas Rotherham College
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Address
Moorgate Road

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S60 2BE

Coordinates 53°25′11″N1°21′03″W / 53.41962°N 1.35071°W / 53.41962; -1.35071 Coordinates: 53°25′11″N1°21′03″W / 53.41962°N 1.35071°W / 53.41962; -1.35071
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Type16–19 academy
Motto Latin: Ne Ingrati Videamur
(Lest We Should Appear Ungrateful)
Established1967
Founder Thomas Rotherham
Local authority Rotherham
Department for Education URN 145230 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Interim PrincipalDavid Naisbitt
Age16to 19
Website

Thomas Rotherham College is a college for 16- to 19-year-olds, founded in 1967. It is located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the top of a hill, off Moorgate Road (A618), next to Boston Castle.

Rotherham town in South Yorkshire, England

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South Yorkshire County of England

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History

Grammar school

The college has its origins in Rotherham Grammar School (founded 1483), whose buildings it took over. In the 1960s, the grammar school had around 600 boys and was administered by the County Borough of Rotherham Education Committee.

Rotherham Grammar School was a boys' grammar school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

Sixth form college

The Thomas Rotherham College took its name from the fifteenth-century prelate and statesman Thomas Rotherham, the original founder of the grammar school. Thomas Rotherham was archbishop of York from 1480 until his death in 1500. He was at various times an ambassador, and keeper of the Privy Seal. Twice, he was Lord Chancellor of England.

Prelate high-ranking member of the clergy

A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy who is an ordinary or who ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from the Latin prælatus, the past participle of præferre, which means "carry before", "be set above or over" or "prefer"; hence, a prelate is one set over others.

Thomas Rotherham 15th-century Archbishop of York and Chancellor of England

Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas (Scot) de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as Lord Chancellor. He is considered a venerable figure in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, his town of birth.

Archbishop of York second most senior bishop of the Church of England

The Archbishop of York is a senior bishop in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of York and the metropolitan bishop of the Province of York, which covers the northern regions of England as well as the Isle of Man. The Archbishop of York is an ex officio member of the House of Lords and is styled Primate of England.

The Thomas Rotherham College took its first intake of students in September 1967. It was formally inaugurated on Friday 15 March 1968 by Thomas Rotherham's successor as Archbishop of York, Donald Coggan. Dr Coggan was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1974.

Donald Coggan Archbishop of Canterbury; and of York; Bishop of Bradford

Frederick Donald Coggan, Baron Coggan, was the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he "revived morale within the Church of England, opened a dialogue with Rome and supported women's ordination". He had previously been successively the Bishop of Bradford and the Archbishop of York.

Archbishop of Canterbury senior bishop of the Church of England

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. The current archbishop is Justin Welby, who was enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral on 21 March 2013. Welby is the 105th in a line which goes back more than 1400 years to Augustine of Canterbury, the "Apostle to the English", sent from Rome in the year 597. Welby succeeded Rowan Williams.

For the first few years, the grammar school and the new Thomas Rotherham College operated alongside each other in the same buildings, until the last of the grammar school boys reached the sixth form (c. 1971). [1]

By the early 1970s the college had 400 students, and 500 by the mid-1980s.

Along with all other colleges, TRC was incorporated and left local authority control on 1 April 1993. It converted from being a sixth form college to a 16–19 academy, within the Inspire Trust, on 1 November 2017.

The college building (1876)

The main building of what is now the Thomas Rotherham College is a Grade II Listed building. It was built as a theological college training ministers for Congregational churches. The site (originally 8.5 acres) had been bought in 1870, for £3,200. [2] But, the building project was delayed owing to the commercial upheaval arising from the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war. [2] The foundation stone was eventually laid on 23 April 1874. The building was executed in "collegiate Gothic" at a cost of £23,000, and it was opened on 20 September 1876. [2]

The building was designed by William Gillbee Habershon and Alfred Robert Pite. [3] Their architectural practice was in London. However, WG Habershon was from the Habershon family of Rotherham. The Habershons were a Congregational family. WG's grandfather and two of his uncles were the founders of the Habershons steel rolling mills (JJ Habershon & Sons). WG's first-cousin Alderman John Matthew Habershon was the first mayor of Rotherham (1871 and 1872). John Matthew's grandson was mayor in 1922. WG's father (also an architect) had designed the Kimberworth Parish Church. WG's younger brother was the architect Matthew Edward Habershon.

The new Rotherham Congregational College was in use for only twelve years. [2] In 1888, it amalgamated with the Congregational College at Bradford and the merged college operated from the Bradford premises. [2] The Rotherham building was no longer needed and it was sold to become the premises of the Rotherham Grammar School. [2] The School moved into the building in around 1890.

Inspections

Like all colleges, Thomas Rotherham College underwent two Further Education Funding Council inspections in the 1990s. Since the inspection of colleges was transferred to Ofsted in 2001, the college has undergone five further inspections:

Date of inspectionOutcomeReference
September–November 1995Good Report
April 1999Good Report
8–12 November 2004Satisfactory Report
16–20 March 2009Satisfactory Report
2–5 October 2012Requires improvement Report
14–17 January 2014Good Report
17–19 January 2018Requires improvement Report

Principals

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References

  1. The last intake of grammar school boys was in September 1966.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Wadsworth, Revd Kenneth W Yorkshire United Independent College - two hundred years of training for the Christian ministry by the Congregational churches of Yorkshire Independent Press, London, 1954
  3. Listing description for TR College
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