Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Infobox UK school
name = Lincoln Christ's Hospital School


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type = Comprehensive
religion = Christian
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head = Andy Wright
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specialist = Language
street = Wragby Road
city = Lincoln
county = Lincolnshire
country = England
postcode = LN2 4PN
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enrollment = 1,270 (approx.)
gender = Coeducational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
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website = http://www.christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk/
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Lincoln Christ's Hospital School is a comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds located on "Wragby Road" in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. It also borders "Egerton Road" and "Addison Drive".

The school has had Language College status since 2001, and is competent in the teaching of French, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Russian courses. There are also plans for the school to introduce Italian and Portuguese. The headmaster of the school is Dr Andy Wright PhD, who has been in place since 2005, when he replaced long serving headteacher David Cox, who took retirement.

History

Hospital schools date from the 13th century as boys schools for parents who could not afford to pay school fees. The were also known as charity schools or Blue Coat schools. LCHS dates from the 11th century, but the charity school dates from the 17th century.

It used to be two grammar schools with some pupils that boarded. The boys schools was called Lincoln School (dating back to 1090) and using the site on "Wragby Road" since 1906, and the girls school was Lincoln Christ's Hospital Girls' High School (founded in 1893) based on "Lindum Hill" which merged in September 1974 to become a comprehensive school (only the City of Lincoln, of all Lincolnshire district councils, decided to completely change the selection policy at the time). The strict school uniform policy was relaxed at the same time. Also joining the school were pupils from two former secondary modern schools, St Giles Secondary Modern School for Boys (now an infants school on "Addison Drive") and Myle Cross Secondary Modern School for Girls (now a [http://www.myle-cross.lincs.sch.uk junior school] on "Macaulay Drive"), both formed in 1933.

Currently, 20% of pupils at the school have free school meals.

Buildings

* Old Science Block (demolished)
* Darwin Building
* Sports Hall
* Withers Swimming Pool
* Gymnasium (demolition in progress)
* Language Block
* Cloisters
* Technology Building
* Sixth Form Building
* Information Technology Building

Academic performance

When a grammar school, it would have been the best performing school in Lincoln. Now, the school produces above average results (for Lincoln, but not for Lincolnshire) at A level, but the Priory LSST now gets the best A level results, and has effectively taken the place of what Lincoln School pre-1974 used to achieve. At GCSE, the school performs below the England average, with some secondary modern schools in Lincolnshire getting better results.

Alumni

* Alex Henshaw - Spitfire Chief test pilot 1922-7
* Mark Byford - BBC deputy Director General 1969-76
* Peter Day - Radio 4 presenter of "In Business" 1959-66.
* Tom Heaton - Professional footballer playing for Manchester United 2001-6
* John Hurt - Actor 1953-7
* Sir Neville Marriner - Conductor 1935-42
* Paul Palmer - Swimmer 1986-93
* Allison Pearson (née Judith Lobbett) - Daily Mail columnist and TV reviewer.
* Steve Race - Radio 4 presenter of "My Music" 1932-39

Awards

* Achievement Award (six times)
* Special Language Achievement Award (eleven times)(record)
* Schools Curriculum Award (four times)
* Artsmark Gold

External links

* [http://www.christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk Official website]
* [http://oldlincolnians.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp Old Lincolnians Cricket Club]


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