Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090

 

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The death of the celebrated musician Sir Neville Marriner has recently been announced.

 

Neville Marriner was a pupil at Lincoln School from 1934 to 1940, and was a contemporary of Charles Garton. He was born in Lincoln in 1924, and after leaving school he attended the Royal College of Music in London, and also studied at the Paris Conservatoire. His main instrument was the violin, and in the early stages of his career he played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. During that period he played under such conducting legends as Toscanini, Furtwangler and Karajan. He later went on to conduct most of the world’s great orchestras, and founded the internationally renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the most comprehensively recorded chamber orchestra in the world.

His potential as a violinist was recognised in the July 1938 edition of The Lincolnian, the School magazine. The School Notes recorded that ‘N Marriner continues to do well as a violinist; he was second with 87 marks in the open violin class at the recent Skegness Music Festival’. The July 1941 edition celebrated his being awarded the Morley Scholarship at the Royal College of Music for the second successive year.

However, Sir Neville was not the best behaved of pupils and his name appeared in the Prefects’ Detention Book on a number of occasions for such heinous crimes as persistent cheek and fooling about in the library! His sense of mischief was also recorded in an interview in The Times. During the 1950s, when he was a young musician, Sir Neville recalled that he larked about with the best of them, and bombed the London Symphony Orchestra bus with a load of flour bags dropped from a friend’s Tiger Moth plane on the road from Brussels to Ostend!

However, it is for Sir Neville’s outstanding contribution to the world of Classical music that he will be remembered, and you may read more about Sir Neville’s distinguished career in the following link to an article in the Garton Archive at LCHS, including visits in the 1980s, when he conducted the school orchestra.

 

http://www.christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk/index.php/our-school/lchs-history/school-archive/238-sir-neville-marriner

 

 

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Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School is celebrating an excellent set of results for all of our Sixth Form students this year. Our students have really taken on the challenge of aiming high and their hard work and dedication has paid off. I feel so privileged to be working at a school where we have such talented and enthusiastic staff, supporting students every step of the way through their studies. I also thank them for their relentless efforts – what a great team! We are proud of our 96% pass rate at A Level, along with a fantastic 8% increase in the proportion of students gaining at least 1 A*-A grade from 2014 and a 6% increase in the proportion of students achieving at least 3 qualifications at or equivalent to A Level at grades A*-E from 2015. Results from our vocational courses have also improved dramatically with the average grade at Level 3 Btec now up to a Merit overall.

Our Sixth Form students have worked exceptionally hard and have gained results they deserve. With the vast majority of our Sixth Form students moving on to university and many others moving directly onto further training and employment, they can look back on their time at LCHS with pride and look forward to their chosen career.

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School is celebrating an excellent set of results for all of our year 11 students this year.  Our students have really taken on the challenge of aiming high and their hard work and dedication has paid off.  I feel so privileged to be working at a school where we have such talented and enthusiastic staff, supporting students every step of the way through their studies. I also thank them for their relentless efforts – what a great team!  We are proud of our 6% improvement on our headline figure along with our 5% increase in the proportion of students gaining at the English Baccalaureate.

Our students have worked exceptionally hard and have gained results they deserve.  With the vast majority re-joining us for 6th form and some moving onto other schools and colleges, our students are well set for the next stage in their career.

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