Spratton Hall School

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Spratton Hall is a preparatory school located in Spratton Village which lies 8 miles outside Northampton, UK on the A5199 Welford Road.

History[edit]

The main school building was built in the late 1700's on the site of an earlier farmhouse and owned by the Clark family as a private home.[1] It is mainly constructed from limestone from Kingsthorpe. The Grade II listed building passed through several hands until Mr K C Hunter and his wife bought it and opened it as a boys’ boarding school in 1951 with 20 boys.[2]

In 1972 the Charitable Trust was established so the school was administered by a board of governors. In 1975 when the Hunters retired, Mr Bickley became Head Master and girls were introduced to the school. In 1987 it became a day-only school. In 1996 Dr Robin Barlow took over as Head Master, and he was succeeded by Mr Stephen Player in 2005. Mr Player retired in 2013 and he was succeeded by the current Head Master Mr Simon Clarke.

Spratton Hall’s crest originates from the story of Saint Hubertus’ vision, Patron Saint of Hunters.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1998). Northamptonshire – The Buildings of England: Description of the Spratton Hall and reference to build date. London: Penguin Books. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-1407-1022-9. 
  2. ^ "Spratton Hall School, Spratton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved December 6, 2014.