Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Lincoln Christ's Hospital School is an English state secondary school with academy status located in Wragby Road in Lincoln. It was established in 1974, taking over the pupils and many of the staff of the older Lincoln Grammar School and Christ's Hospital Girls' High School (established in 1893), and two 20th-century secondary modern schools, St Giles's and Myle Cross.
|Lincoln Christ's Hospital School|
|Department for Education URN||137447 Tables|
|Head teacher||Martin Mckeown|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||Bluecoats, Minster, Lindum, Greyfriars|
|Colour(s)||Blue, yellow, green, red|
|Former name||Lincoln School,|
Hospital schools date from the 13th century as boys' schools for parents who could not afford to pay school fees. They were also known as charity schools. The former Lincoln School may have dated from the 11th century, but it was re-founded as a charity school in the 17th century.
The endowment for Christ's Hospital Girls' School was derived from the former Bluecoat School on Christ's Hospital Terrace, Lincoln which was closed in 1883. This school was originally established in 1614 in St. Mary's Guildhall, Lincoln before it was moved to Christ Hospital Terrace in 1623. In September 1893 Lincoln Christ's Hospital Girls' High School was started, with Agnes Body as its headmistress.
LCHS was formed from the merger of two single-sex grammar schools, both of which had some boarders. From 1906 the boys' school, Lincoln School (probably dating back to 1090), also known as Lincoln Grammar School, occupied a site on Wragby Road. The girls' school, Christ's Hospital Girls' High School, was founded in 1893 and was based at Greestone Place on Lindum Hill.
On 22 July 1941 an RAF Handley Page Hampden crashed into the boarding house of the Girls' High School on Greestone Stairs, killing Miss Edith Catherine Fowle, a languages teacher, as well as the occupants of the aircraft.
In September 1974 the City of Lincoln was the only part of the county in which Lincolnshire County Council decided to abolish selective education. As a result, the city's two grammar schools merged with two secondary modern schools founded in 1933, St Giles's Secondary Modern School for Boys on Swift Gardens and Myle Cross Secondary Modern School for Girls on Addison Drive, to become a new comprehensive school. The buildings of St Giles's are now a temporary primary school, and those of Myle Cross are the Chad Varah Primary School.
Lincoln Christ's Hospital School became an academy in September 2011. It is now independent of local authority control, and funded directly from central government. However, the school continues to coordinate its admissions with Lincolnshire County Council.
Heads of Lincoln Grammar or Free SchoolEdit
At the Lincoln GreyfriarsEdit
- 1576 Mr Plumtre
- 1585 William Temple. Later secretary to Sir Philip Sidney and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.
- 1593/4 Mr Nethercotes
- 1597 Mr Mason
- 1601-10 Robert Houghton
- 1616 John Phipps
- 1624-1652 Nathaniel Clarke
- 1656-1665 Mr Umfrevile
- 1681 Mr Bromsgrove
- 1683 Mr France
- 1663 Mr Gibson
- 1704-1724 Rev Samuel Garmston
- 1724 -1742 Mr John Goodall
- 1752- ? Rev. Mr Rolt
- 1765-91 Re. John Hewthwaite
- 1792-1821 Rev John Carter
- 1828-50 Rev James Adcock
- 1852–1857: Revd George Foster Simpson, previously the first Rector of the High School of Montreal
- 1857-1875. Rev. John Fowler.
Greyfriars and Upper Lindum TerraceEdit
- 1857–1875: Revd John Fowler.
- 1875-?1883 Rev A Babington. Headmaster of the Classical School
- 1875-1897 Rev Robert Markham. Headmaster of the Middle School in the Greyfriars
- 1883-1897 William Weekes Fowler. Headmaster of the Lincoln Classical School on Upper Lindum Terrace.
- 1898 -?1906 F H Chambers. Head master of Lincoln Grammar School on Upper Lindum Terrace.
- 1911–1929: Reginald Moxon
- 1929–1937: Charles Edgar Young
- 1937–1957: George Franklin
- 1958–1962: Patrick Martin (later headmaster of Warwick School, 1962–77)
- 1962–1973: John Collins Faull (later headmaster of Tewkesbury School, 1972–?)
- 1973–1974: Arthur Behenna
Heads of Lincoln Christ's Hospital SchoolEdit
- 1974–1985: Arthur Behenna
- 1985–2004: David Cox
- 2005–2014: Andy Wright
- 2014–present: Martin Mckeown
Academic subjects studied include: English, Maths, Double and Triple Award Sciences, BTEC Science, Forensic and Medical Sciences,* Media, Modern Languages, Latin, History, Geography, RE, Psychology,* Sociology,* Philosophy and Ethics,* and Citizenship.
Vocational subjects studied include Fine Art, Art Textiles, BTEC Art, Music, Design & Technology, Drama, Drama & Theatre Studies,* Law,* ICT & Business Studies, Resistant Materials, Child Care, Electronics, Product Design,* Production Arts BTEC,* Performance Arts BTE,* Graphic Design, Photography and Engineering.*
(*) 6th form only subject.
When a grammar school, LCHS would have been the best performing school in Lincoln. As a comprehensive, its results place it in the top five most improved language colleges nationally. It gets GCSE results slightly above average, but A level results below average.
Pupil population is just under 1,400, including over 300 in the sixth form. Of the school roll, 15 per cent receive free school meals.
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Allison Pearson (born 1960), novelist and newspaper columnist
- Marlon Beresford (born 1969), professional footballer with Middlesbrough F.C., Burnley F.C. and Luton Town F.C.: 1982–86
- Paul Palmer, Olympic silver medal-winning swimmer at Atlanta: c. 1986
Lincoln Grammar SchoolEdit
- Colonel John Hutchinson (1615–1664) Parliamentarian leader
- Sir Francis Thornhagh (1617–1648), Parliamentarian soldier and MP: c. 1628–33
- John Disney (1677–1730), churchman, and great-grandfather of John Disney the archaeologist: c. 1689–94
- Peniston Booth, FRS (1681 – 1765), Dean of Windsor.
- Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts in 1757–60: c. 1733–38
- John Sibthorp, botanist: c. 1770–75
- Henry Digby Beste, Christian scholar: 1776–84
- Richard Watson, Methodist minister: c. 1792–97
- John Taylor (English publisher): c. 1792–94
- Henry Whitehead Moss, scholar: c. 1852–54
- Evelyn Abbott, Greek scholar: c. 1854–59
- George Francis Carline (1855–1920), RBA artist: 1866–73
- William Henry Battle, surgeon, known for Battle's sign: c. 1866–70
- James Ward Usher (1845–1921), art jeweller and philanthropist
- William Logsdail, artist: c. 1870–75
- Robert Humphreys OBE, director of Institute of Latin American Studies, 1965–74, and President of the Royal Historical Society, 1964–68: 1908–15
- Basil Boothroyd, humorous writer with Punch: c. 1921–26
- Alex Henshaw, Spitfire chief test pilot: 1922–27
- Flt Lt Edward Johnson DFC, bomb aimer of AJ-N Lancaster of the Dambuster 617 Sqn squadron, who destroyed the Eder Dam: 1923–30
- Noel Duckworth, coxed the 1934–36 Cambridge crews to victory in the Boat Race, and the 1936 Berlin Olympics GB Eight: 1924–31
- David Cartwright, Bishop of Southampton, 1984–89: 1931–38
- Steve Race (1921–2009), Home Service/Radio 4 presenter of My Music: 1932–39
- Sir Neville Marriner (1924–2016) CH CBE, conductor: 1935–42
- Dr Dennis Townhill (1925–2008) OBE, organist: 1936–43
- Keith Fordyce, Light Programme/Radio 2 disc jockey and first presenter of Ready Steady Go!: 1940–47
- David Robinson, arts journalist for The Times: 1941–48
- Michael Marshall (born 1936), Bishop of Woolwich 1975–84: 1947–54
- Colin Semper (born 1938), head of Religious Programmes 1966–69 at BBC Radio: 1949–57
- Sir David Blatherwick OBE (born 1941), UK Ambassador to Ireland and Egypt: 1952–59
- Derek Fatchett (1945–1999), Labour MP 1983–99 for Leeds Central: 1956–63
- Peter Day (born 1947), Home Service/Radio 4 presenter of In Business: 1958–65
- Mark Byford (born 1958), BBC deputy director-general: 1969–76
- John Hurt (1940-2017), actor: c. 1952–57 (boarder)
Christ's Hospital Girls' High SchoolEdit
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- Margaret A. E. Hammer, "Body, (Mary) Agnes (1866–1952)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 20 January 2017.
- "A Brief History of Lincoln Christ's Hospital School", Christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2012
- "Lincoln School in the First World War". Western Front Association. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- History - Lincoln, The Minster School Archived 2006-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "Greestone Stairs" Archived 26 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Thebettahalf.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2012
- Benson, John, "Memories of Air Crashes in Lincolnshire", BBC Home - WW2 People's War. Retrieved 15 January 2012
- "Languages". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- John Archibald Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses 1752–1900, vol. V (1953), p. 515, also ACAD A Cambridge Alumni Database .
- "Flight Lieutenant Edward Johnson". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
- "John Hurt reflects on his Grimsby roots as he receives honorary doctorate from University of Lincoln". Grimsby Telegraph. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
- "'Writer in Bud' by Mary Mackie (née Whitlam)"[permanent dead link], Lincoln Christ's Hospital School website. Retrieved 19 November 2013