Rossall School Charters


Rossall School Charters


Discovered in this week's Amazing Archives are the two charters for the School from 1891 and 1958. The Charters were issued by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II respectively.

The Charters outline the rights, aims and privileges of the School and cover everything from lessons, to governors, to the hiring of staff. Charters were important to give the School a clear sense of direction whilst setting boundaries. The Royal Charter added further prestige to the school which was already considered the 'Eton of the North' by the end of Queen Victoria's reign.


1891 and 1958


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“Rossall School Charters,” Rossall School Archives, accessed January 20, 2022,