Grace Dieu manor school

Grace Dieu Manor School
Established 1933
Type Other Independent School
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Charles Foulds
Location

Grace Dieu
Thringstone

Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 5UG
 England Coordinates: 52°45′25″N 1°21′11″W / 52.75708°N 1.35293°W / 52.75708; -1.35293

Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN 120318
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–13
Website

Grace Dieu Manor School is a preparatory school for pupils aged 3 to 13 set among 120 acres (0.49 km2) of countryside. Opened in May 1933 by the Rosminians, it is a privately run Catholic school which welcomes children from all denominations and faiths. It acts as a prep school for Ratcliffe College. It occupies the 19th century Grace Dieu Manor house.

Located at Grace Dieu on the A512 near Thringstone in Leicestershire, England, the school is named after the Grace Dieu Priory. The translation of grace dieu is "Grace of God".

The current headmaster is Charles Foulds and the deputy head is Anthony Borrington.

In late 2008, the school began building new buildings for the pre-preparatory department. In 2009 the new Gentili Centre was opened by the Right Reverend John Arnold, an old boy of Grace Dieu. The building complements the historical manor house and is purpose built to house the 3 to 7 year old children.

Sexual abuse scandal

Victims of sexual abuse by former staff at the school are suing the Rosminian order, the owners of the school. The abuse was catalogued in the 2011 BBC documentary Abused: Breaking the Silence.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The eleven men's claims span a period from 1952 to 1973.[7] The current principal, Charles Foulds, has said that the incidents "have no relevance to the school of today" but also that "everyone here is very distressed that any child suffered in this place over half a century ago."[7]

References

External links

  • Grace Dieu Manor School



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