Original Council meeting notes and letters from the formation of Rossall School in 1844.

Title

Original Council meeting notes and letters from the formation of Rossall School in 1844.

Description

The minutes were from a meeting held on May 7th 1844 at The Bull Inn in Preston. This was the meeting that founded Rossall School as we know it. The meeting concluded that Rossall Hall was well adapted to become a school. It stated that the school could open as soon as possible after summer, when Masters had been found, that the Reverend St Vincent Beechey would form a Council and that the search for a Headmaster, who had to be in Holy Orders and have achieved at least an MA from Oxford or Cambridge, could commence.The letter was written by Reverend St Vincent Beechey on 23rd October 1844, and requested another Council meeting to be held on 1st November 1844. The Council had to discuss the accounts and, importantly, settle the constitution of the school. These items are hugely valuable in giving an insight into the steps required to create our great school.

Date

1844

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Citation

“Original Council meeting notes and letters from the formation of Rossall School in 1844.,” Rossall School Archives, accessed September 27, 2020, https://archive.rossall.org.uk/items/show/676.