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Chipping Campden School

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Established  c. 1440
Principal  Mr John Sanderson
Phone  +44 1386 840216
Number of students  1,290
Type  Academy
Chairman of Governors  Mr Andrew Sunderland
Date founded  1440
Founders  John Fereby, Baptist Hicks, George Townsend
Location  Cidermill Lane Chipping Campden Gloucestershire GL55 6HU England
Address  Cidermill Ln, Chipping Campden GL55 6HU, UK

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Chipping Campden School is a non-selective secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Chipping Campden, in the English county of Gloucestershire. The school was formed in 1964 on the amalgamation of Campden Grammar School and Moreton in Marsh Secondary Modern School.


Campden School was founded around 1440 in the small market town of Chipping Campden (known as Campden by the locals) in north Gloucestestershire, the heart of the Cotswolds.

The school was founded with money left by John Fereby and his wife, a wealthy wool merchant, for the education of the poor boys of the town. Further investments were provided by Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden and later the Earl of Gainsborough in the 17th century and John Townsend. The school now uses these founders as its house names.

The original school buildings were situated in the High Street in Chipping Campden offering boarding for boys and later girls in other local buildings.

The purpose-built school which forms the heart of the current site on Cidermill Lane was constructed in 1927 and was first occupied in 1928. The school ceased to be a grammar school in 1965 when it merged with Moreton Secondary Modern School to become a comprehensive. The school buildings were substantially enlarged in 1964 to house the incoming students from Moreton.

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Headmasters of Chipping Campden Grammar School (up to 1964)

  • 1547 Sir Robert Glaseman
  • 1627 Rev Ambrose Jenks
  • 1632 Rev Broadway
  • 1635 Rev Samuel Edwards
  • 1647 Rev Butler
  • 1648 Rev Mason MA
  • 1664 Rev Kirkham
  • 1669 Rev Taylor
  • 1686 Rev Morse
  • 1700 Rev Smith
  • 1717 Rev R Goodhall
  • 1741 Rev Lumbert
  • 1766 Rev W Boyce
  • 1772 Rev T Symonds
  • 1797 Rev J Worgan
  • 1822 Rev R O Wilson
  • 1832 Rev J Harling
  • 1835 Rev T F Layng
  • 1837 Rev H Miniken
  • 1840- Rev Barton
  • 1855 Rev G B Dodwell
  • 1862 Rev Dr S F Hiron
  • 1871 Rev J Foster
  • 1889 Mr F B Osborne
  • 1913 Mr W M Cox MA
  • 1927 Mr W J Bright MA
  • 1951 Mr A L Jones MC MA
  • Headteachers of Chipping Campden School

  • 1965 Mr A L Jones MC MA
  • 1976 Mr P T Sandry MA MEd
  • 1994 Mr J Price BA
  • 2007 Ms A France MSc MEd
  • Principals of Chipping Campden School

  • 2011 Ms A France MSc MEd
  • 2012 Mr J Sanderson BA (Hons) MA
  • References

    Chipping Campden School Wikipedia

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