Help us celebrate our 50th year.

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John Leggott College will soon be celebrating its 50th year as a Sixth Form College. The college’s predecessor opened at Cole Street in 1909 and was known as Scunthorpe Higher Elementary School. The school underwent several name changes before becoming John Leggott Grammar School in 1958. Due to overcrowding of classrooms, investment was made in a new purpose built campus on West Common Lane which opened in September 1963. Following an educational reform in 1968, John Leggott became a pioneering sixth form college, one of just six in the country. Since opening its doors to sixth formers in September 1968, the college has welcomed students, both local and international ever since.

Share your stories in our 50th year

Now due to celebrate the half centenary milestone the college would like to hear from past students and staff.  Principal Leon Riley has said “JLC has been at the heart of the local community for fifty years and in that time has welcomed thousands of students through the doors. We would like to share our celebrations with our alumni. Many of our students tell us that their time at JLC is one of the most special times in their lives as it has paved the way for their future and given them the key to open doors.”

The college would like former staff and students to share their favourite memories of their time at JLC along with any photos they have. Send them to

Over the coming months the JLC archive of images will be shared on the college’s facebook, instagram and twitter pages.

The college will be celebrating this milestone through a series of events throughout the 17/18 academic year. These include concerts, a gala dinner and an open event which will offer an opportunity to see how the campus has changed over the years.

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John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider