Hawkshead Grammar School

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Hawkshead Grammar School information

Hawkshead , England
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admission £2
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10am-1pm & 2-5pm Mon-Sat, 1-5pm Sun Apr-Sep
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In centuries past, promising young gentleman were sent to Hawkshead's village school for their educational foundation. Among the former pupils was a certain William Wordsworth, who attended the school from 1779 to 1787.

The curriculum was punishing: 10 hours' study a day, covering weighty subjects such as Latin, Greek, geometry, science and rhetoric. Hardly surprising young William felt the urge to carve his name into a desk.

Upstairs is a small exhibition exploring the history of the school.