The threat of closure has failed to dent the motivation of pupils at the school where murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence was taught as they achieved record results in their GCSE exams.
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TCM was founded in 1872 by Henry George Bonavia Hunt, after concern that church music had reached a low. At first, all students were male members of the Church of England. The college was established for practising and testing as well as teaching, so Trinity developed the first exam board. Laban, the centre of contemporary dance founded by influential dance practitioner Rudolf Laban, began life as the Art of Movement Studio in Manchester, before being renamed and moving to South East London in 1975. The two colleges merged in September 2005 to become Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the UK's first HE institution specialising in music and dance. As a joint institution, the conservatoire is just six years old, but Trinity College of Music has been around for 140 years and Laban for 64.
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