Fitzmaurice Grammar School

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51°20′36″N 2°15′02″W / 51.3434°N 2.2506°W / 51.3434; -2.2506
Fitzmaurice Grammar School
Fitzmaurice Grammar School.jpg
The original building of Fitzmaurice Grammar School, now in residential use as Fitzmaurice Place
Junction Road

Former nameCounty School
TypeGrammar school
FounderEdmond Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Fitzmaurice
Local authorityWiltshire
Age11 to 18

Fitzmaurice Grammar School was a grammar school in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England.[1] The school opened as the County School in 1897[2] with financial support from Edmond Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Fitzmaurice. It was renamed Fitzmaurice Grammar School in 1936 after the death of Lord Fitzmaurice. The grammar school was closed in 1980 and merged with Trinity secondary modern school[3] to form the comprehensive school called St Laurence School.

Former pupils[edit]

Those educated at the Fitzmaurice Grammar school include:

Grammar School staff[edit]

When the school was closed in 1980, staff included Alistair Thomson, Doug Anderson, John Blake, Liz Buchanan, John Blowers, Noreen Brady, Joan Davis, Bob Hawkes, Sally Burden, Virginia Evans, Margaret Gadd, Stuart Ferguson, Harry Haddon, Margaret Hore. Tony Hull, Peter Knight, Marilyn Maundrell, Margaret Osbourne, Lynne Powell, Sid Johnson, Gerald Reid (Headmaster), Ken Revill, Diane Satterthwaite, Geoff Swift, Meg Tottle-Smith, Joan Van Ryssen, John Warburton, Enid Wicheard and Tim Wilbur.[1]

Fitzmaurice Primary School[edit]

A primary school, known since 1985 as the Fitzmaurice Primary School,[5] uses some of the former classrooms of the grammar school.


  1. ^ a b Berry, Keith (1998). Bradford on Avon's schools : the story of education in a small Wiltshire town. Bradford on Avon: Ex Libris. ISBN 0-948578-96-3.
  2. ^ "Fitzmaurice Grammar School, Bradford on Avon". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Trinity Secondary Modern School, Bradford on Avon". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  4. ^ Anon (2015). "Copland, Geoffrey Malcolm". Who's Who. (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U11849. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ Anon (2015). "Fitzmaurice Primary School". Fitzmaurice Primary School. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014.