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Tettenhall College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school situated in the old village of Tettenhall, some three miles to the west of Wolverhampton. The school stands in 33 acres of beautiful woodland and grounds, and offers a first-class education to boys and girls between the ages of two and eighteen.
Message from the Headmaster
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, I trust you will find all the information that you need here, however i would encourage any prospective parent and pupil to visit us and see first hand what makes Tettenhall College such an exceptional learning environment for your child.
Our mission at Tettenhall College is to ensure that every pupil achieves their personal best by providing an education that develops the whole person both in and beyond the classroom. We are proud to be able to offer a truly global perspective with exceptional extra-curricular opportunities that complement rigorous academic standards. From rock climbing to engineering, business enterprise to dance, everyone will find their niche and grow in confidence; you will find me in the school's allotment on a Friday afternoon leading our gardening club!
Academically, results are consistently high and the School was placed 336th in The Times Good Schools Guide in 2017; over two thirds of sixth form pupils achieved top grades of A*, A or B. Whilst I am reticent to judge a school purely on academic results, I still consider our placing a great achievement. Our pupils consistently achieve beyond expectations, leaving as well-rounded, confident young adults ready to face the challenges ahead.
We have come a long way since our foundation over 150 years ago, yet the traditional values and the wonderful historic setting remain the same. Please do get in touch, I would welcome the opportunity to show you around, only a visit will truly give you an appreciation of the warmth and special atmosphere here at "TC".
History of the School
Founded in 1863 by a group of Wolverhampton businessmen, the school originally housed the sons of Free churchmen seeking their own independent schooling - 15 boys and a cow!
Since then the school has grown and flourished with new buildings and facilities being built to accommodate the increasing number of pupils.
Significant expansion took place after the School bought Tettenhall Towers, a Grade II Special Listed building in 1943. Overseas pupils first joined the School in the 1960s and girls entered the Sixth Form in 1969. The school has been fully co-educational since 1982.
From its earliest years, Tettenhall made its mark locally and nationally with distinguished politicians, lawyers, academics, sportsmen and sportswomen among its alumni. Amongst them Peter Radford gained a Bronze medal in the Rome Olympics and set numerous world records whilst Sir Arthur Harden was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1929.
The School today is a thriving community with unrivalled facilities in a stunning location and is recognised as one of the best independent schools in the region. With significant plans to further develop and invest in its current facilities, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of its history.
Tettenhall College, with its modern facilities and beautiful woodland setting makes an ideal venue for all your event needs, from corporate hospitality and sporting events to special occasions and celebrations. We even have our own theatre available for drama productions and musical performances.
We have a number of Sporting and Leisure Facilities available for hire, including
- Brand new MUGA pitches ideal for 5-A-Side football, Netball, Hockey or Tennis.
- Two International standard glass back squash courts that have just been installed.
- Sports Hall that can be hired for 5-A-side football, Indoor cricket with two Indoor Nets, 4 Badminton Courts or full size Basketball court.
- Theatre Productions and Concerts holding up to 121 people with tiered seating available.
- Special Occasions and Wedding Receptions
- Corporate and Residential hire available on request