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The history of Thomas Rotherham College …
Thomas Rotherham College was formed as a Sixth Form College in 1967 but its origins date back to 1483 when what became Rotherham Grammar School for boys was founded by Thomas Rotherham, a local scholar who had risen to be Archbishop of York, Chancellor of England and Chancellor of Cambridge University.
In 1890 the Grammar School moved to the building which now houses TRC; this had originally been built in 1876 as a training college for ministers of the Independent church.
One of the first …
Reorganisation of education and the introduction of the comprehensive system in Rotherham from 1967 brought the merger of local school sixth forms to create of one of the first three Sixth Form Colleges in England; the College adopted the name of the founder of the town’s original school.
In September 2017 the College celebrated its 50th anniversary!
In November 2017, Thomas Rotherham College became part of an academy in joining the Inspire Trust.