College gains recognition for IT courses

Lutterworth College has been recognised nationally for its teaching of computer science.

It has been designated as a Lead School in the Network of Excellence as part of the Computing At School programme.

The programme, backed by the Department for Education, British Computer Society and firms such as Google and Microsoft, recognises schools which show a commitment to taking a lead in the subject.

Lutterworth College has a strong track record of students going on to study computer science at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

Karen Smith, joint head of the college’s ICT department, has also secured one of only 50 places on the British Computer Society /Computing At School Certificate of Computer Science Teaching, beating off stiff competition from more than 120 applicants to secure a place.

Executive principal Andrew Cooper said: “As a school we have a strong track record of delivering computer science, so much so we extended our offer this year to include GCSE computing. Gaining this status highlights the professionalism and commitment of our talented team.”