Spalding High School, Lincolnshire

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Spalding High School

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PE11 2PJ

Coordinates52°46′59″N 0°08′35″W / 52.7831°N 0.1431°W / 52.7831; -0.1431Coordinates: 52°46′59″N 0°08′35″W / 52.7831°N 0.1431°W / 52.7831; -0.1431
TypeCommunity grammar school
MottoLampada Vitae Tradimus
Hand on the Lamp of Life
Local authorityLincolnshire
Department for Education URN120642 Tables
ChairK Kennedy
Head teacherM Anderson
Age11 to 18

Spalding High School (SHS) is a grammar school for girls and a mixed sixth form located in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

Location and admissions[edit]

Spalding High School, situated on Stonegate, Spalding, halfway between the Welland (and B1173) and the Coronation Channel to the east. The rear of the school, to the east, backs onto Exeter Drain and both of the Gleed schools (boys' and girls') playing fields. There are no coeducational secondary schools in Spalding. The school also accepts some girls from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.

SHS admits pupils aged 11–18, all of whom are required to pass an 11+ exam. There are approximately 1,000 staff and students at the school. The headmistress is Michele Anderson.


The school opened in 1920, originally at Ayscoughfee Hall School, then moved to its current site in the late 1950s. There are a number of watercolours of the original site in the school's collection, as well as all full school photos (taken once every five years) dating back to the school's early days. The library keeps an archive of photos, programmes and other memorabilia.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the school's playing field was frequently used for national and regional schools' hockey competitions. It achieved sports college status in 2003.[1]


In a typical year group at SHS there are five forms of approximately 30 pupils. Each form is a member of a house. There are five houses, each named after famous women of historic importance:

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