History

The College was established in 1852 by the Church of England for the training of women teachers, who like their brothers, "would go out to the schools in the service of humanity, lay priests to the poor, moved by Christian Charity".

Hockerill enjoys a rich and varied heritage. Originally established in the early 1850s, it was a teacher training college until 1978. It re-opened in 1980 as a co-educational boarding school until 1994 when it became grant maintained Hockerill Anglo-European School.

1998 proved to be a defining year, as the school underwent a dramatic transformation into Hockerill Anglo-European College. In the process it: 

  • became one of the country’s first specialist language colleges;

  • offered a sixth form provision for the first time;

  • chose the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme as the only course of sixth form study.

 

Progress and Innovation

Since then the College has doubled in size, with around 850 students around a third of whom are boarders from Europe and beyond. There are 80 cosmopolitan, carefully selected, teachers - a large number of whom are bilingual - and, including boarding and support staff, there are around 200 staff overall. We pioneered language school-university partnerships when we joined the University of Nottingham in training future language teachers. Equally significantly our close working and cultural links with a network of partner schools throughout Europe offers all our students the opportunity for regular visits and prolonged study abroad.

Academy Status

Hockerill Anglo-European College was pleased to gain Academy status in Febuary 2011.

Chaplains and Principals (1852 to date)

1852-1863 The Reverend John Menet MA

1864-1871 The Reverend A H Blunt

1872-1880 The Reverend A E Northey

1881-1884 The Reverend R A Oram

1884-1898 The Reverend W J Frere

1898-1920 The Reverend A E Vintner

1920-1938 Miss Anne D Malden

1938-1946 Miss M W Pedder JP, BA

1946-1961 Miss Mildred Hudson MA

1962-1971 Miss Alice Eden MA

1971-1978 Miss Jean Hall BSc

1980-1986 Mr R G H Perry MA

1986-1991 Miss A E Aktins BA

1991-1996 Mr P A Andrews MA, LGSM

1996-2008 Dr R B Guthrie BSc, PhD, MBA

2008-2013 Mr S Dennis M.Ed (Hons), B.Ed

2013-           Mr R T Markham MA (Oxon)

Head Students (1960 to date)

Year

Head Boy

Head Girl

2017

2016

2015

Griff Williams-Renouf

Noah Lawson

Sebastian Priest

Zoe Foster

Olivia Tomlinson

Francesca Pettengell

2014 Alfie Tingey Freya Somerville
2013 Gen Hall Freya Lawson

2012

Oliver Palierakis

Juana Jimenez Jaso

2011

Jack Joseph

Charlotte Dixon

2010

Ken Odrich

Emma Warbrick

2009

Harold Craston

Dominika Macikova

2008

Joshua Bell

Laura Pepper

2007

Konrad Laker

Constanze Benecke

2006

Malcolm McCarthy

Barbara Baer

2005

Johannes Fischer

Hollie-Mae Lewis

2004

Chrostopher Klein

Lauren Chalmers

2003

Friedrich Osterhoff

Jaqueline Steinke

2002

Finn Marten Korner

Annabel Watts

2001

Ingmar Brandes

Lucy Harding

2000

Thomas Teschler

Marianna Soares

1999

Andrew Degiorgio

Katharina Petersen

1998

Johnathan Holden

Katharina Petersen

1997

Johnathan Holden

Lucinda Roberts

1996

David Upton

Jenny Whitehead

1995

Alexander Heffer

Emma Reynolds

1994

James Degiorgio

Alma Poskovic

1993

Oliver Foss-Smith

Kirsty Lowe

1992

Mark Genko

Rachel Brown

1991

Dean Byfield

Beverly Doyle

1990

James Craske

Sarah Pulfrey

1989

Darren Turner

Sarah Britton

1988

Andrew Dear

Karen Christie

1987

Paul Farrow

Brigitte Heap

1986

Shane Howard

Sarah Field

1985

Simon Wilson

Karen Dore

1984

Simon Evenett

Michelle Maynard

1983

Mark Carew

Sharon Gilchrist

1982

Nicholas Fennel

Caroline Pryke

1981

Mark Russell

Susan Walker

1980

Karl Griggs

Julia Few

1979

I Coyle

Miss C Littlewood

1978

R Pile

Miss S Charldwood

1977

S Dunstan

Miss S Weston

1976

V Kapur

Miss J Oswald

1975

R Mellor

Miss K Torres

1974

T Barrett

Miss P Goddard

1973

A Martindale

Miss C Parsons

1972

J Pennington

Miss A Anderson

1971

P Cockrem

Miss W Short

1970

D Lee

Miss G Smith

1969

A Gowlett

Miss J Finch

1968

C Mead

Miss S Simpson

1967

P Wilson

Miss L Devonish

1966

M Robinson

Miss L Sutton

1965

C Bullock (died 26th Apr 65)

Miss S Uphill

1964

N Glenton

Miss J Ives

1963

M Tringham

Miss N Tibbenham

1962

 

 

1961

A Deigan

Miss S King

1960

A Deigan

Miss S King