Temporary ACC 2019/92 - Headmaster's Reports - Presentation evenings

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ACC 2019/92

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Headmaster's Reports - Presentation evenings

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  • 1990-2013 (Creation)

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Temporary

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1 folder

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(1903-)

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In 1510, the will of Thomas Thoresby, a former Mayor of Lynn, made provision for the payment of a priest who would teach six children 'in grammar and song'. In 1543 Thomas Thoresby’s son, another Thomas, agreed to grant the four pieces of pasture in Gaywood, referred to in his father’s will, to the corporation on condition that it appointed a suitably qualified priest as school master to teach six children who would pray daily for his father’s soul.
Initially held in the Charnel Chapel attached to St Margaret’s Church. This was pulled down in 1779 and a room above the butcher’s shambles on Saturday Market Place was used by the school until about 1820 when the teaching was transferred to a school room on the site of the Schoolmaster’s house in St James Street, opposite the Greyfriars Tower. The academy's name was changed to King Edward VII Grammar School in 1903, when it was amalgamated with the King's Lynn Technical School. The school was opened on its current site by King Edward, Queen Alexandra and other members of the Royal Family on 5 November 1906.

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Missing years 1996, 1998, 2004-2007

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