Woodard Schools

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Woodard Schools is a group of Anglican schools (both primary and secondary) affiliated to the Woodard Corporation (formerly the Society of St Nicolas) which has its origin in the work of Nathaniel Woodard, a Church of England priest in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

The Woodard Corporation has schools in both the independent (fee paying) and maintained sectors. It is the largest group of Church of England schools in England and Wales. The corporation owns 21 independent schools and is affiliated with 22 schools, both state, academy and independent.[1] The flagship school of the Woodard Corporation is Lancing College, founded by Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, while the largest school is The Littlehampton Academy, with over 1,500 students. From 1 January 2014, Broadwater Manor School in Worthing was also owned by Lancing College and this group.

'... till the Church educates and trains up the middle classes, she can never effectually educate the poor'

Nathaniel Woodard, That One Idea, by Leonard and Evelyn Cowie

Owned schools[edit]

Affiliated schools[edit]

Academies[edit]

Woodard Schools are the lead sponsors of a number of schools in the English Academy system:[1]

Former schools[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Our Schools from Woodard.co.uk, retrieved 24 February 2018
  2. ^ Woodard (28 June 2019). "Abbots Bromley School". Independent, Academy and Maintained Education | Woodard Schools. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Cornwall's Bolitho independent boarding school to close". BBC News. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Exeter's St Margaret's School to close". BBC News. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

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