The Thomas Cowley High School

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The Thomas Cowley High School
Established 1719 (1719)
Type Academy
Headteacher Martyn Taylor
Location School Lane
PE11 4TF
DfE number 925/4507
DfE URN 138755 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website School homepage

The Thomas Cowley High School (formerly Donington Grammar School) is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Donington in the English county of Lincolnshire.[1]

The school was founded in 1719 by Thomas Cowley, a landowner who established the school to teach twenty poor children to read and write. The institution evolved into a grammar school, a status it held for many years until 1949 when became a secondary modern school. In 1995 it became a comprehensive school. In September 2006 the school was designated as specialist Technology College and in September 2012 The Thomas Cowley High School converted to academy status.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]


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  2. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 2014-02-19. 

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