Charles Read Academy

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The current school buildings
The original Charles Read grammar school; now a gallery and library

The Charles Read Academy is an academy school in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, England.[1] It serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham.

The current school was built as a comprehensive in 1963, and in 1999 it was renamed the Charles Read High School[2] to perpetuate the tradition of the former grammar school founded in 1669 by the bequest of Charles Read (1604–1669), who became a wealthy shipper in Hull. Read also founded Read School at Drax in Yorkshire and a grammar school at Tuxford in Notts. Reads Grammar School in Corby Glen closed in 1909.[3]

The original grammar school building is now the Willoughby Memorial Library and Art Gallery. The building was restored in 1965 by the Willoughby Memorial Trust which was founded by James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster in memory of his son Timothy, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, who died in 1963.

Charles Read High School converted to an academy in January 2011. In January 2013 the West Grantham Academies Trust announced the Academy would close by September 2014[4] but subsequently the David Ross Education Trust took responsibility for maintaining the school.[5]



  1. ^ "Ofsted reports". 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03.  dead link
  3. ^ Justin Needle. "Corby Glen, Lincolnshire". Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Charles Read Academy to close by September 2014"; Stamford Mercury 30 January 2013
  5. ^ "Charles Read Academy saved from closure by trust" Stamford Mercury 11 June 2013
  6. ^ Askill, J.; Sharpe, M. (2014). Angel of Death: Killer Nurse Beverly Allitt. Michael OMara. ISBN 9781782432456. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 

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Coordinates: 52°48′38″N 0°30′59″W / 52.81054°N 0.51636°W / 52.81054; -0.51636 (Charles Read Academy, Corby Glen)