Nathaniel Woodard

(1811—1891) founder of the Woodard schools

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founder of the ‘Woodard Schools’. As a curate in East London he became convinced of the need for public schools which would provide a middle-class education on a definitely Anglican basis. In 1848 he outlined his ideas in his Plea for the Middle Classes and established the St Nicolas Society for realization of his plans. He received wide moral and financial support, especially from High Churchmen, and many schools were founded, among them Lancing (1848) and Hurstpierpoint (1850). He became a Canon of Manchester in 1870.

Subjects: Christianity.

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