King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

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King Edward VI Grammar School
Motto "Dieu Et Mon Droit"
Established 1276
Type Grammar school;
Academy
Headteacher James Lascelles
Founder Edward VI
Location Edward Street
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 9LL
England
53°21′49″N 0°00′35″W / 53.3636°N 0.0098°W / 53.3636; -0.0098Coordinates: 53°21′49″N 0°00′35″W / 53.3636°N 0.0098°W / 53.3636; -0.0098
Local authority Lincolnshire
DfE number 925/5405
DfE URN 142262 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 795
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Tennyson, Hobart, Franklin, Smith
Colours Red and Blue
         
Alumni Old Ludensians
Website King Edward VI Grammar School website

King Edward VI Grammar School (sometimes abbreviated to KEVIGS) is a grammar school located in Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

As early as the 8th century schooling was available at Louth,[1] but the oldest reference to a school is in a passage by Simon De Luda, the town's schoolmaster, in 1276.[1]

The dissolution of the monasteries in 1548 placed the future of education in Louth at risk.[2] Leading figures in the local community petitioned the King, Edward VI, to secure the school's future, and on 21 September 1551 the school was given a plot of land and money raised from three fairs by the king,[1] which was administered by a Foundation which exists to this day.[citation needed] In 1564, Elizabeth I granted the manor of Louth and some additional property to support the school.[1]

Until 1964 King Edward's was a boys' school. In 1903 a girls' boarding school for 400 pupils was established nearby in Westgate House on Westgate, which became King Edward VI Girls' Grammar School. Both schools amalgamated in 1965 when administered by the Lindsey Education Committee. Between 1968 and 1997, the school was for 14-18 year old pupils only, with the majority of entrants transferring from 3 local high schools.

School male boarders lived at The Lodge on Edward Street until 1971, afterwards at The Sycamores on Westgate, and later at an old maternity hospital on Crowtree Lane next to the main school building. Girls boarded at Masson House and The Limes houses on Westgate.

In 2007 the school made the news after agreeing to pay a former teacher £625,000 - the largest ever teacher compensation package - following a 3-year battle by teachers' union NASUWT, after he was permanently crippled by an electric shock caused by faulty wiring in a science lab. [3]

Previously a foundation school administered by Lincolnshire County Council, King Edward VI Grammar School converted to academy status in September 2015. However the school continues to coordinate with Lincolnshire County Council for admissions.

Admissions[edit]

Pupils pass the 11-plus examination to attend the school, and many come from satellite villages surrounding it.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Louth, LIN. GENUKI. Retrieved on 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ History of Louth. Allseasonsuk.com. Retrieved on 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2434511
  4. ^ Peter Surtees. Daily Telegraph. (4 March 2002). Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Tennyson's tree faces the axe"; BBC News, 18 June 2001. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  6. ^ "Victoria Cross and medals from Lincolnshire hero to be auctioned". Lincolnshire Echo. 4 December 2014. 

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