Wennington School

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Wennington School, founded by the Quaker educationalist Kenneth C. Barnes, was a co-educational and ultimately progressive boarding school.

Wennington Hall
Ingmanthorpe Hall

It was founded in 1940 in Lonsdale, Lancashire, England. Early governors included Alfred Schweitzer and John Macmurray.[1][not in citation given] During the Second World War the school was housed in Wennington Hall and the end of the war relocated to Ingmanthorpe Hall near Wetherby, Yorkshire where it remained until its closure in 1975.[2]

Headmasters included translator and poet Brian Merrikin Hill.[3] The building was used in episodes of the television series The Darling Buds of May.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Brian Hill and John Macmurray". 
  2. ^ "Wennington School 1940-1975". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: Brian Merrikin Hill", The Independent, 20 March 1997. Retrieved 16 November 2013


  • Barnes, Kenneth C.; Involved Man: Action and Reflection in the Life of a Teacher
  • Barnes, Kenneth C.; Energy Unbound: Story of Wennington School

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