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Welcome to Casterton College Rutland

About us


We are proud to be the largest school in Rutland and the only 11-18 Independent Academy in the county. We also have an outstanding Childcare Centre on site.

The school was founded in 1939 and has a long tradition as the highest performing independenedet state school in Stamford and East Rutland. Our motto is Ingenium Non Figitur (Ability is not fixed) and believe that everyone can improve if they work hard, practice and learn from their mistakes.

We put a high value on building character and instilling a strong work ethic in our young people. We expect them to respect our values and require them to make a formal pledge to do so. In return, we offer them an outstanding educaation where they will be stretched and challenged to reach their full potential.

At Casterton College Rutland, we welcome new students into all academic year groups. If you want a school where you can be successful and happy; we would love to meet you.



We are very proud of Rutland County College and the broad offer we have for students. We are fast becoming the sixth form college of choice for this area.

  • virtually 100% pass rate for all courses
  • High expectations
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere

When people visit us they often comment on how we feel like a mini=university. Perhaps this is because we only take students between the ages of 16-18, creating a very different atmosphere from school.

Barleythorpe is a wonderful setting in the heart of the Rutland countryside, enjoying picturesque views and a grand historic entrance which adjoins the Barleythorpe Hall.

Designed around the theme of a Rutland Village,m every room has its own identity linked to a particular place in our beautiful county complete with displays from past and present. This is a building to enjoy in its own right as well as for the service it provides. It is the antithesis of the stark, empty architecture of so many schools and colleges and breathes life, warmth and creativity into the community that use it. Students enjoy a conference standerd experience in the classroom with everything from padded searts to wireless technology - in short, this is no ordinary sixth form college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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