Thomas Cowley High School gets 300th anniversary messages before GCSE results day
Students and staff from Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, will be returning for GCSE results day next week with anniversary wishes still coming from the area.
The school marked 300 years of secondary education with a community day last month when about 5,000 students and teachers, past and present, relived their days at the school.
But the significance of the landmark continues to draw messages of congratulations from leading figures in Donington, South Holland and beyond ahead of Thomas Cowley's GCSE results for this year being published next Thursday, August 23.
South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes said: "Local benefactor Thomas Cowley has left a lasting legacy which, for 300 years, has allowed hundreds of thousands of local children to benefit from excellent education, going on to register countless achievements and to do wonderful things.
"This is certainly something to be celebrated by the staff, students, parents, former students and the local community."
Donington county councillor Rodney Grocock said: "When I was a boy attending the former Gleed Boys' School in Spalding, Thomas Cowley always beat us at sport so I have always admired the school for their sporting prowess, although that was a very long time ago.
"I appreciate that the school is now a mixed secondary, with academy status, and so I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Thomas Cowley on reaching 300 years and I wish it all the success in the future."
Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive member for children's services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "Thomas Cowley High School provides excellent education, giving children and young people the opportunity to excel and achieve the best as they prepare for their future careers.
"It is an incredible achievement to reach 300 years as a school, seeing so many pupils pass through its doors, giving them the best start in life and the skills to succeed.
"Congratulations to all associated with the school where the celebrations are well-deserved ad I look forward to seeing the school go from strength to strength in the future."