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Rawlins Community College

Rawlins Academy
Established 1967
Type Voluntary controlled school; Academy
Religion C of E
Principal Mr Callum Orr
Founder Thomas Rawlins
Location

Loughborough Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 8DY
England England Coordinates: 52°44′42″N 1°10′16″W / 52.74508°N 1.17121°W / 52.74508; -1.17121

Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students 1436
Gender Coeducational
Ages 14–18
Houses Bradgate, Beaumanor, Swithland, Outwoods, Beacon, and Buddon
Colours School uniform now for year 10s and 11s only. Each house also has their own colour.
Diocese Leicester
Former name Rawlins Grammar School
Website

Rawlins Community College is a secondary school of about 1500 students situated in Quorn, Leicestershire, England.

Admissions

Rawlins has Media Arts College status and is partnered with the Number 2 Middle School in Luzhou, China.

There is a young adult special needs centre attached, which is known as Stride. There are also after-school classes for various subjects, such as IT. Swimming lessons are also available from the school via the Rawlins swimming pool.

Rawlins Community College also has a Community Education Programme, and was the first college in Leicestershire to offer GCSE and A Level Japanese as a Community Class.

History

Origin

Thomas Rawlins founded the school in 1691.

Grammar school

Rawlins became the Thomas Rawlins Grammar School, also known as Rawlins Grammar School.

Comprehensive

Leicestershire was ahead of the curve when it came to the comprehensive transformation of the 1960s and 1970s, with its Leicestershire plan, implementing three-tier education with upper schools from the age of 14. It was initially known as Rawlins School and Community College from 1967, before being renamed the Rawlins Upper School and Community College in the late 1970s.

It is one of the few Leicestershire schools to retain the 14-18 age bracket.

Academy

On 1 November 2011, Rawlins Community College officially gained academy status and became independent of local authority control.

Traditions

Houses

At the beginning of the 2006 autumn term, Rawlins was divided into six houses: Bradgate (Purple), Beaumanor (Red), Swithland (Blue), Outwoods (Green), Beacon (Orange), and Buddon (Yellow).

Since the 2009 Autumn term there has been a vertical tutor groups with students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 being placed in the same forms. Each form is assigned a house, with about 20 forms from each house.

Media enterprises

Raw TV

Raw TV broadcasts programs from news to event coverage and general entertainment programming via the Rawlins VLE. The current regular programme is the Raw TV News. Throughout 2011, Raw TV presented and filmed the widely popular 'Conrad Show'. Other shows currently air as one-off specials and cover anything from sporting events to Rawlins film makers. Raw TV was featured on BBC East Midlands Today in December 2008 as it is one of the only student run college TV networks in the country. The students that run Raw TV work in partnership with other local schools. Programs are edited by students using Apple Final Cut Pro.

Academic performance

Rawlins produces GCSE results slightly under the national average.

Notable alumni

  • Billy Kee, Footballer for Leicester City and Accrington Stanley.
  • Peter Hodge, worldwide famous rapper, best known for his no.1 hit 'Who Knew'.
  • Matt Piper, Leicester City football player; scored the last ever goal at Filbert Street stadium
  • Willie Thorne, snooker player and BBC TV commentator

References

External links

  • Rawlins College website
  • EduBase

News items

  • Smoking in June 2009
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