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History:- Cawston College

The number of pupils over the years had fluctuated from 45 at the opening of the college to 145 then to 96 when it closed, 120 pupils were required to survive.

Herbie Hide the heavyweight boxer was a pupil at the College in the late 1980s and was among the famous old boys.

The College grounds included woods and lake with boat house set in about 135 acres.

The College closed in 1999 after a rescue bid was put forward which angered parents by its rejection.

10th July 1999 was Cawston College final day of the summer term and speech day when television journalist Kate Adie who had a godson at the college was guest speaker.

Headmasters:-
John P.K. Asquith, retired in 1989.
1986 James Barry
1991 John Sutton
On the retirement of Mr Sutton, Mrs Barbara Harrison took over and stayed until the College closed.

Report by Eastern Daily Press

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A new seat of learning came to Cawston in 1964 when Cawston College, a Woodard School, was established at the Manor, with Mr. John Asquith as Headmaster.

It was an independent Christian College with its own Chapel for day and boarding boys and later included girls, it had a good reputation and a working relation with dyslexia pupils.


The number of pupils over the years had fluctuated from 45 at the opening of the college to 145 then to 96 when it closed, 120 pupils were required to survive.


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About 1977

Above: College band & Choir at Market Hill.

Right: Collage Choir at Cawston Church.