Marling School

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Marling School is a grammar school for boys located in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, next to its sister school, Stroud High School. It is on the Cainscross Road, the main route out of Stroud towards the M5."", School Track. URL last accessed on 2006-05-04.

The school won the Schools Achievement Award for 2002."", Schools Portal. URL last accessed on 2006-05-04.


Marling School is the oldest secondary school in Stroud, having been founded in 1887 by Sir Samuel Marling, a local cloth manufacturer and former Liberal Member of Parliament, along with Sir Francis Hyett and Mr S S Dickinson.

In 1882, Sir Samuel Marling offered £10,000 towards the building of the school, and the school also inherited a number of endowment from the Red Coat School which was founded in 1642 by Thomas Webb, the St Chloe School founded at Amberley by Nathaniel Cambridge in 1699, and the educational charities established in the 17th and 18th centuries by William Johns and Robert Aldridge.

The left hand side of the school shield contains the Marling family crestwhile the right hand side relates to the marriage ofSamuel Stephens Marling to Margaret Williams Cartwright of Devizes.

The new school opened to fee-paying pupils in 1889 and in 1909 the school became a public secondary school. Its endowments, along with those of the Stroud...
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