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History of Stramongate school

This school, founded by the Society of Friends in 1698, has connections with two famous scientists: 

  • John Dalton, founder of the atomic theory and 'father of modern chemistry', who taught here from 1781 to 1793.
  • Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, pioneer of stellar structure, author of "The Expanding Universe", former Chief Assistant at Greenwich Observatory, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, who was born here in 1882, his father then being the Headmaster. 
  • The current Headteacher has not got such claims to fame but continues to try his very best for all the school community, be that academically or pastorally! 

For more information and photographs of our School’s history please see the display outside our School Hall.