Gresham's School

school in Norfolk, UK

Gresham's School is an independent coeducational boarding school in Holt in Norfolk, England. Gresham's School is one of the top 30 International Baccalaureate schools in England.The school was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham as a free grammar school for forty boys, following King Henry VIII's dissolution of the Augustinian priory at Beeston Regis. The founder left the school's endowments in the hands of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers of the City of London, who are still the school's trustees. In the 1890s, an increase in the rental income of property in the City of London led to a major expansion of the school, which built many new buildings on land it owned on the eastern edge of Holt, including several new boarding houses as well as new teaching buildings, library and chapel. Gresham's began to admit girls in the early 1970s and is now fully co-educational. As well as its senior school, it operates a preparatory and a Nursery and Pre-Prep school, the latter now in the Old School House, the original senior school. Altogether, the three schools teach about eight hundred children. In May 2016, an 18 year old sixth former committed suicide in one of the dorms.
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W. H. Auden

Anglo-American poet

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A Certain World

book by W.H. Auden

author: W. H. Auden

1970

Letters from Iceland

1937 book by W. H. Auden

author: W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice

1937

Another Time

book by W.H. Auden

author: W. H. Auden

1940

About the House

1965 book of poems by W. H. Auden

author: W. H. Auden

1965

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The Unknown Citizen ( 1940 )

1939 poem by W. H. Auden

author: W. H. Auden

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John Lanchester

British writer

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Capital

novel by John Lanchester

author: John Lanchester

2012

Fragrant Harbour

book by John Lanchester

author: John Lanchester

2002

The Debt to Pleasure

book by John Lanchester

author: John Lanchester

1996

The Wall

author: John Lanchester

Mr Phillips

author: John Lanchester

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G. Evelyn Hutchinson

British zoologist

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Stephen Spender

English poet and man of letters

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