Worksop College is a Grade II listed building. It has many fine buildings styled in Tudor Revival including:
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The appointment of England and British Lion Jeff Butterfield in 1954 as a master at the College, quickly led to a surge in success. In 1960 the College rugby sevens team captained by D.E. Tarbatt and coached by Butterfield, reached the final of the Roslyn Park competition, narrowly losing out to the Belfast Acadeemicals in the final.
There are currently three Old Worksopians in the England/Great Britain hockey setup:
As with the majority of independent schools, Worksop College is split into houses. There are a total of 8 houses which are currently open and one which has closed.
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The 1950s and 1960s were another period of growth for the College. New buildings that appeared at this time included the gym (now demolished), swimming bath (opened in 1954), Churchill Hall Theatre, Chemistry Department and Talbot House (now School House and language department). A new rugby pitch was leveled in 1954; Jeff Butterfield led a Worksop College XV to victory against Worksop RFC in the opening match.
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Originally known as Fleur De Lys Dorm, Pelham House obtained its current name in 1925 and was named after the Duke of Newcastle, a significant benefactor to the College. Pelham can boast the founder of the Samaritans Chad Varah as their most famous exponent. It is an all boys day and boarding house.
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Originally a boys house (opened in 1925), School House is now an all-girl day house. The house actually closed in the 1980s and was only re-opened as recently as 2007. The house is currently situated in the old Gibbs building located at the at north-west of the main school.This building has been renamed the Meynall Building. The building was originally opened in September 1965 as the new Talbot House.
Portland House is the newest of the boys houses at Worksop College and was opened on the former Preparatory School wing which by the time Portland had opened moved to a separate site at Ranby House School. The name Portland is derived from the Duke of Portland who was a founding benefactor of the College. However in 2015, the house closed and the boys merged with Pelham house. It will be reopened as the year 7 and 8 house.
Shirley House was named after Worksop College headmaster Fred Shirley in 1925. The house became co-educational in 1991 and reverted to an all boys house in 2008.
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Cross Dormitory opened in 1895 and originally contained 45 boys. It was renamed to Mason House after David Ivor Mason. The current housemaster, who joined in 2014, is P.Murray, a former member of the armed forces and a member of the worksop college Ccf.
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Talbot House can trace its roots back to 1897 when the Crown Dorm was opened to cater for the growth in pupil numbers at the College. Crown Dorm later became Talbot House (named after Revd. Arthur Henry Talbot provost 1897–1927).
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Talbot remains the only boys house to have been located away from the main College buildings - it was located in the current location of School House from 1965 until the mid-1980s. Talbot is currently housed in the former School House quarters.
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The Dorm Run is first mentioned in 1902 and was traditionally always run on Shrove Tuesday, however this tradition ceased in the 1950s. The current Dorm Run course is a 3.6 mile route through Clumber Park. Although the course is relatively short from a cross-country perspective, it is notoriously difficult due to the undulating terrain. The current Dorm Run record is currently held by Jack Buckner who ran 18:35 in 1980.
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A new Headmaster Gavin Horgan, formerly Deputy Rector of Glasgow Academy, arrived in September 2012. At the same time the prep school came directly under his overall leadership, being renamed Worksop College Preparatory School, Ranby House.
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Derry is an all girl house. It is situated near the Great Hall and usually holds around 50-60 girls.
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Worksop has a fine athletic tradition, having produced a number of international athletes over the years:
Worksop College (formerly St Cuthbert's College) is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 13 to 18, in Worksop. It sits at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, England. Founded by Nathaniel Woodard in 1890, the school is a member of the Woodard Corporation and Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and has a strong Anglo-Catholic tradition.
The finest seasons of rugby were enjoyed in the late 1930s and early 1940s where the college remained unbeaten for a number of years. Nim Hall was a member of the College 1st XV for three years between 1940 and 1943 and went on to captain England in the early 1950s.
Rugby was first introduced at Worksop College in 1921. In the early days many College players were capped by the England Public Schools XV - the first being George Laing in 1930. Laing was also 'invited' to play for Blackheath upon completing his studies at Worksop.