All Hallows Preparatory School

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All Hallows Preparatory School
All Hallows School logo.jpg
Gates to All Hallows school - geograph.org.uk - 485470.jpg
The school gates
Motto Sancto Cuique Sua Candela
("For every saint there is a candle")
Established 1938
Type Preparatory day and boarding
Religion Catholic
Headmaster Ian Murphy
Location East Cranmore
Somerset
BA4 4SF
England Coordinates: 51°11′31″N 2°27′25″W / 51.1920°N 2.4570°W / 51.1920; -2.4570
DfE number 933/6019
Students 315
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–13
Website www.allhallowsschool.co.uk/

All Hallows is a co-educational Catholic prep school that provides day and boarding facilities. The school is located a mile east of Cranmore village, near the town of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in the West of England. As of 2010 the school has 311 pupils, including 62 boarders.[1] An Ofsted inspection in 2010 rated the boarding provision at All Hallows as outstanding.[1]

History[edit]

All Hallows was founded as a boys' school in 1938 by Francis Dix but not at the current location. Shortly after World War II, the school moved into the Grade II* listed Cranmore Hall — the former home of Sir Richard & Lady Paget — which had been used as a maternity hospital during the war.[2]

The school became co-educational in 1971. In 2006 the school acquired a new modern classroom block, the Crane Wing. The name of Cranmore derives from Crane's Mere — the original name for the area based upon the name of the bird and the former wetlands it inhabited. In 2007 an extension to the reception classroom was built.

Activities[edit]

Pupils undertake local and international charitable pursuits.[1] In 2010, the school staged a number of fundraising events, including a sponsored bicycle ride from John o' Groats to Land's End by two parents,[3] to raise money for Freewheelers EVS, a registered charity that provides an out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the local area. The school raised enough to buy a new BMW R1200RT motorcycle, which was presented to Freewheelers on 1 July 2010.[4] One of the pupils won a competition to name the new bike "The Flying Crane",[5] reflecting the school's links with the bird. In February 2011, one of the school's teachers spent six weeks at a school in Sang'a, Kenya.[6] Pupils at All Hallows have links with the school,[1] and have raised money for several years to provide clothing, teaching resources and sanitary facilities.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Boarding Inspection Report" (PDF). Ofsted. 12 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cranmore Hall, walling and gazebo, now part of All Hallows School". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "All Hallows fundraising takes shape for Freewheelers". This Is Dorset. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dads' big adventure buys charity a bike". Mid Somerset Series. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "All Hallows School Bike Presentation". Freewheelers EVS. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Visit to build on school's Kenya links". Shepton Mallet Journal. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 

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