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Grantham College

Grantham College

Stonebridge Rd, Grantham, NG31 9AP, United Kingdom

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01476 400200

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Work hours
MO 08:30 – 17:00 SA closed
TU 08:30 – 21:00 SU closed
WE 08:30 – 21:00
TH 08:30 – 21:00
FR 08:30 – 17:00
Description Grantham College is a further education and Sixth Form college located in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.HistoryGrantham College was previously known as the Grantham College for Further Education.In the early 1970s there were advanced proposals by Kesteven County Council (based in Sleaford) to abolish the eleven-plus selection system in the Grantham area and use Grantham College as the only sixth form in the town. Mary Large, the Chairman of the Kesteven Education Committee, said that more young people preferred to go to college rather than stay in a school sixth form because of the 'more adult atmosphere'. In 1973 the Education Secretary, Margaret Thatcher, had to approve the plan, which involved converting her former school, KGGS, into a mixed comprehensive. It was not approved.In April 1974 control of the college passed from Kesteven to Lincolnshire County Council in Lincoln. Later, in 1979, it became Grantham College of Further Education. In the early 1990s control passed to the FEFC, then to the East Midlands Learning and Skills Council based at Leicester. Also in the early 1990s the college name was shortened to Grantham College, and became an Associate College of Nottingham Trent University. It is now an Associate College of the University of Bedfordshire, and Bishop Grosseteste University College, and through these it offers HND, HNC, and Foundation degree courses.

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