Rotherham Grammar School

Rotherham Grammar School was a boys' grammar school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

Rotherham Grammar School
Rotherham Grammar School.jpg
Moorgate Road

TypeGrammar school, becoming County school
MottoLatin: Ne Ingrati Videamur
(Lest We Should Seem Ungrateful)
Established1483 (1483)
Closed1967 (1967)
Local authorityRotherham
HeadmasterMr Arthur Prust (at closure)
Age11 to 18


In 1482 Thomas Rotherham founded the College of Jesus in Rotherham, which was both a School and a religious institution. In March 1482 he began to build a brick building to house his college, on the site of his birthplace in Brookgate, and provided an endowment to fund a Provost and three Fellows. The College was expropriated about 1550 by King Edward VI, but was later re-founded as Rotherham Grammar School, taking the foundation by Rotherham as its origin. The school occupied a number of buildings in Rotherham before moving into a former ministers' training college on Moorgate Road in 1890. In 1967, the local education authority introduced comprehensive education in Rotherham, and the school was closed. Its buildings became a coeducational sixth form college, known as Thomas Rotherham College, which retains the old grammar school's coat of arms in its logo.[1]

Provosts' schoolmastersEdit


  • Edmund Carter, 1482–1483
  • John Bockyng, 1483 (died in office)
  • John More, from 1501
  • Robert Collier, from 1508
  • Richard Bradshaw, 1524–1525
  • William Drapour, from 1535
  • Thomas Snell, from 1548

Masters and HeadmastersEdit


  • William Beck, 1566–1567
  • Thomas Woodhouse, from 1568
  • Robert Sanderson, from 1583
  • Smith, from 1616
  • Barrow, from 1620
  • Bonner, ????–????
  • Charles Hoole Rayte, from 1633
  • Graunt, ????-????
  • Barton, ????
  • Withers, from 1704
  • Rev. Christopher Stevenson, from 1725
  • Rev. Davis Pennell, from 1746
  • John Russell, from 1763
  • Tennant, from 1776
  • Rev. Richard U. Burton, from 1780
  • Rev. Benjamin Birkett, from 1810
  • Rev. Joshua Nalson, from 1839
  • Edwin A. Fewtrell, from 1841
  • R. A. Long-Phillips, from 1863
  • Rev. John J. Christie, from 1864
  • Rev. George Ohlson, from 1878
  • Rev. Thos. Granger Hutt, from 1883
  • Rev. Hargreaves Heap, from 1884
  • W. A. Barron, from 1919
  • Frederick William Field, from 1924
  • Gilbert E. Gunner, 1949–August 1966
  • Mr Arthur Prust, September 1966–August 1967 (continued as principal of Thomas Rotherham College)

Notable pupilsEdit


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  2. ^ a b "History" (PDF). Archived from the original on 24 September 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Proctor, History of the Book of Common Prayer, ed 1872, pp 262-7.