Hawkshead Grammar School

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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead Grammar School in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England was founded in 1585 by Archbishop Edwin Sandys, of York, who petitioned a charter from Queen Elizabeth I to set up a governing body. The early School taught Latin, Greek and sciences, including arithmetic and geometry. Although the School closed in 1909, the building functions today as Hawkshead Grammar School Museum and is open to the public.

The building is Grade II* listed[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Scholars included:

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Hawkshead Grammar School (1087232)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 54°22′25″N 2°59′55″W / 54.3737°N 2.9985°W / 54.3737; -2.9985