1962-1966

1962—63
The last reference to People’s College Secondary (Technical) School was made in the Education Committee’s Annual Report for the year 1962—63, where it was stated that a further two—form entry of boys aged 11+ would be admitted in September 1963. What happened to those ‘boys in the year 1963-64 is something of a mystery as far as the Annual Reports are concerned, for no further reference is made to the School in subsequent years.

At People’s College of Further Education, this session saw further changes in the structure of the Engineering courses as a result of the White Paper “Better Opportunities in Technical Education”. Based on the support promised by local industry, the College agreed to provide block release courses from September 1963 for the first year of the new Ordinary National Certificate in Engineering.

1965—66
Following the move of the College into its new premises, the number of students increased steadily, as can be seen from the summary table. The introduction of block release courses resulted in a further swelling of numbers and this rapid expansion of the College necessitated additional extensions. These extensions, mainly in the form of workshops and classrooms, were added in September 1966, and provided accommodation for new courses such as those in Welding, Sheet Metalwork, Mechanical Engineering and Motor Vehicle Technicians
(which were transferred from Nottingham Regional College of Technology).