Worksop College is an independent school situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham – made famous by Robin Hood. The boarding school is keen to develop resilient, adaptable, independent learners where there is healthy balance between academic attainment and a diverse experience outside the classroom.
There is a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities where Hockey is the pre-eminent sport and the college has a fine tradition in producing national, international and club players. In 2016 there were three Old Worksopians in the England/Great Britain hockey setup: Adam Dixon, Sam Ward and Ollie Willars
The college is constantly re-developing its facilities which now include a new Music School, two new computer centres, a Sports Hall, two flood-lit Astroturf’s, an 18 hole golf course, new Modern Languages and Food and Nutrition centres and the building of a new girls’ boarding house. Indeed, The House system plays a central role in the running of the college which reinforces the qualities of team work and leadership.
Christopher Awdry (author famous for writing “Thomas the Tank Engine”), Richard Bacon (Broadcaster), Jack Buckner (European 5000m champion 1996), Ivor Roberts-Jones (sculptor who produced the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London), Joe Root (Yorkshire and England cricketer), Chad Varah (Founder of The Samaritans)
Location: Rural / Town
Manchester: 2 h
Worksop: 10 min