Hinckley Times report: Money in Memory of student helps others
The following article was printed in The Hinckley Times June 18th 2015 "Story/picture courtesy of The Hinckley Times" By Rachel Parrish Sixth formers coming to terms with the death of a fellow student have raised more than £1,000 in his memory. Students a...
19.06.2015Click to read more >
Student art work displayed at De Montfort University
Miss Carter, Teacher of Art at JCC recently entered Tia Foxon, current Y12 student into a competition run by DMU. She had to submit a piece of work by a year 12 that related in some way to the starting po...
05.06.2015Click to read more >
Sports Awards Evening Report
Sports Awards - Thurs 30th April 2015 Guest Speakers: Ex pupils Ryan Bower and Manu Tuilagi Colours and Half colours were also presented along with Playes player awards and Coaches Awards from a huge range of sports teams that represent JCC. The evening was attended by over 200 students plus the Chair of Governors, M...
14.05.2015Click to read more >
Easter Sports Tour of Spain
During the Easter holidays 42 students embarked in Sports tour of Spain organised by Mrs Stephanie Cheney. The tour started early with a 4..30m flight from Birmingham airport, from the moment JCC arrived in Spain they had a five day packed itinerary including specialist coaching each day and activities each evening. JCC year 11 boy...
13.05.2015Click to read more >
Students Put Candidates Through Their Paces
Students at John Cleveland College Sixth Form were invited to hear the candidates for the Hinckley and Bosworth parliamentary seat debate important issues last Thursday. In the run-up to the election on the 7th May, Chris Kealey of Labour, Michael Mullaney of the Liberal Democrats, David Sprason of UKIP and David Tredinnick of the Conservat...
14.04.2015Click to read more >
Easter Revision School
John Cleveland College’s popular annual Easter Revision School ran again over the school break, drawing in more than 250 students who made the most of opportunities to focus on revision for their forthcoming examinations. The College welcomed GCSE, BTEC, AS and A level students through its doors during six days of the Ea...
13.04.2015Click to read more >
Sporting Success: cricket, volleyball and squash
Girls Cricket The U15 (Y10) team won the Hinckley and Bosworth area tournament in January and will now go on to the Leicestershire finals on the 4th March. They are hopeful for a repeat of last year and to make it to the regional competition. Volleyball The U16 girls team have successfully defended the Hinckley an...
25.02.2015Click to read more >
John Cleveland College students inspired to say 'Yes' to success
On Monday 1 December 2014 10 students from John Cleveland College travelled to London to kick start their Career Academy programme, and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes visit to Channel 4. The event, called A Capital Experience, was organised in partnership with national charity, Career Academies UK, which aims to bridge the ...
08.01.2015Click to read more >
Year 6 Prospectus & Year 9 Prospectus
Year 6 Prospectus download Year 9 Prospectus download Admissions for September 2015 With regard to the new 'Open Catchment' Hinckley area agreement, all ...
23.09.2014Click to read more >
Proms in the Park
High School Musical
World Book Day
Comic Relief Fundraiser 2015
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Aspiring to Excellence
Aspiring to Excellence
BBC News School Report
Aspiring to Excellence
Aspiring to Excellence
Money in Memory of student helps others
Hinckley Times Press Report
Letter to Year 11 Parents and Carers
Uniform Guidelines for next years Year 11
Music Department Summer Soiree
Final thoughts from the Principal, Mr P D Craven
Message to Students/Parents/Carers/former JCC students
As you are aware John Cleveland College closes to students on Monday 6th July 2015 and a new school, Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre, opens on the 1st September 2015 (www.hajc.leics.sch.uk).
John Cleveland College was established in 1974 from what was previously Hinckley Grammar School. Over the past 41 years the vast majority of young people aged 14-19 from the Hinckley area have attended JCC with approximately half of all 16 year olds remaining in the Sixth Form. Looking through previous information, it is evident that during this time the College has always provided a wide range of activities for its students, which prepared them well for ‘life after JCC’ with large numbers of students going on to University.
The College and its students have gained many awards (too numerous to mention!) at both local and national level in areas such as English, Science and the Arts, but developed an enviable reputation at a national level for its standards in Music, Sport and Duke of Edinburgh work. Over the years the orchestra has won several national competitions and performed at the Royal Albert Hall. In Rugby several former students have represented the Tigers, England and the British Lions. JCC have won numerous County Cups and been in several Daily Mail finals at Twickenham, the U15 were 2004 Cup Winners (National Champions) and Vase Runners-up in 2006 and in 2009 the U18 team were Vase Winners. The number of young people who have taken advantage of the outstanding Duke of Edinburgh provision at the College is extremely high with participation rates and numbers gaining Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards being virtually unrivalled across the country. This work was recognised by a Royal visit to JCC in June 2013 when Prince Edward met the DofE staff and students, with four staff receiving long service awards presented at St James’ Palace.
During my time at the College, I have enjoyed working with the students and have found the majority of them to be hardworking, polite, well-mannered and determined to succeed. As a society we are quick to criticise young people who let themselves down and rightly so, but far too often we want to place all young people in this category and in my experience nothing could be further from the truth. I have also spoken with many parents who are former JCC students and it is clear when they look back they have fond memories of their time at JCC and value the friendships they developed here.
As the school closes the hard work of staff and students was reflected in the College being judged ‘Good’ in March 2012. In order to build on this I feel moving away from a 14-19 College to an 11-19 school is in the best interest of students in order to secure improved learning outcomes for them.
Finally, I am aware just how much time, effort and commitment staff, governors, Trustees and parents (past and present) have given to John Cleveland College and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for this.
Wishing you best wishes for the future.
P D Craven
Mr P. Craven, Principal
John Cleveland College
Tel: 01455 632183
Fax: 01455 240111
Reception opening hours:
8.00 - 4.15 (Mon - Thurs) and
8.00 - 3.45 (Fri)