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A Brief History of the School

A philanthropic Admiral called Robert Long, who not only had a connection with Burnt Yates, but also owned land there, founded the School in 1760.  He felt most strongly that the children of the area – ‘a wild lot’ – should have some education.  He entered into a Trust deed, appointed Trustees and endowed that Trust with land and money so that a school could be built and a teacher employed.

When free education became available for all, the Education Authority assumed responsibility for the provision of education.  However, the School and its associated buildings, including the sports field, still remain the property of the Trustees of the Admiral Long’s Foundation, who to this day have to repair, maintain and if necessary improve them.  Children attending BurntYates School to the age of eleven are also fortunate in receiving Grants from the Trust for their Secondary and Higher education.

A group of local people who are appointed as Trustees to the Foundation, meet regularly.

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