Today we commemorated the foundation of Lady Manners School.
In 1636 Grace, Lady Manners, set up a fund to pay a teacher to provide free education for the poor boys in Bakewell and Rowsley. 381 years later, the school that Lady Manners founded is able to educate and support all of our students.
Every year, we hold a service of commemoration at Bakewell Parish Church. Our link with the Church goes back nearly four centuries as, when the school was founded, the teacher (there was only one!) read prayers at 6.00am every morning except Sunday at Church.
Today, students in Years 7, 10 and 12 attended the service before making their way up to school. Later in the morning, Years 8, 9 and 13 processed to the Church to take part in their service before returning to school for lessons as normal.
It is rare to find a comprehensive school with such a long and rich history. We are proud of this and will continue to remember the support and generosity of Grace, Lady Manners.
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