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Report - Barbourne arts college, Worcester - November 2014


Conrod the Barbarian
Regular User
local explore in my home town, its my understanding there are plans for a retirement home on the site.

bit of history

It originally opened in 1929 as the third site of the Worcester Secondary School for Girls. In September 1945, it became the City of Worcester Grammar School for Girls and in 1962 it was moved across the city to the site of the current Worcester Sixth Form College. It merged with the School of Science and Art and became an Art and Design College up to 1991 when the college adopted its name to Worcester College of Technology, and the Barbourne College became the Art, Design and Sports department. It ran many courses including Media Production, Graphic Design, Photography, Make-up and Hair and Beauty. It stayed that way until it closed in 2014 and the college was moved to the old Russell and Dorrell building in the city centre as the college changed its name to the Heart of Worcestershire College after it merged with North East Worcestershire College in August 2014. Much of the Barbourne building has been knocked down and turned into an apartment building for old people. The front of the building still hasn't changed since its opening.









just realised i didnt get a shot of the frount! so used to walking past and seeing it most days guess it slipped my mind, next time i go past ill try and get a shot of the frount of the building.
thanks for reading, happy exploring.
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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Re: Barbourne arts college - Worcester - November 2014

Nice report,if you're down Chelt/ Glos way drop me a line


Irregular User
28DL Full Member
Re: Barbourne arts college - Worcester - November 2014

Been a while since anything from Worcester has turned up, think I looked round here when deciding which college to go to. Good work

Oxygen Thief

Staff member
Re: Barbourne arts college - Worcester - November 2014

PS can you delete the addition flickr links.


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Re: Barbourne arts college - Worcester - November 2014

Went to college here, had no idea it'd gone this way! Did you find the underground substation?