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‘One family unbroken’ 

Our 525th anniversary in 2020 is an opportunity to give thanks to those since 1495 who have translated the foresight of our benefactor Thomas Burton into a lasting and present legacy for our Schools and for Loughborough.

In our School Hymn, we sing of the ‘hundred generations’who ‘have built our heritage’ over the intervening centuries. During the forthcoming year, we seek to celebrate the traditions and heritage of Loughborough Grammar School and to build the next chapter for the Foundation.

We wish to impress on alumni and current pupils equally, their place in this continuity of 525 years. The Grammar School has long stood for a broad and balanced education, and our programme of events is intended to cater for all, including those from our local community. We are proud to have been the town’s school throughout our distinguished history, and it is of great importance to us that we continue to serve the townspeople of Loughborough and its surrounding area, and that boys understand their responsibilities to their community.

This is also a time to look forward. Over the coming years, we seek to build our Bursary Fund to provide school places for ambitious young people who would otherwise be unable to access our first-class education. In doing so, we will ensure that the charitable intent of our founding fathers can be fulfilled, so that, as Canon G W Briggs wrote in our hymn ‘our harvest may be garnered by ages yet unknown’.

Duncan Byrne

Headmaster