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
Head Annie Lee
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 300
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–13
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 Frome, Somerset, in the West of England. As of 2014 the school has 300 pupils, including 60 boarders.[1] An ISI inspection in July 2014 rated all areas of the school as 'Excellent', the highest possible rating.[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.

Boarding[edit]

The boarding at All Hallows is in the main Manor House where there are girls and boys landings and dormitories are organised on an age basis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 

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