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Duchy of Lancaster


Duchy of Lancaster Church of England School has been providing an education to children in Methwold and the surrounding area for over 160 years. 

“A community school with a distinctive Christian character.”

Long before the government became involved in providing education for everyone in our country, the Church of England had a vision that it wanted every parish to have a school for the education of poor children. By 1900, there were 5,700 state-funded schools and 14,000 schools funded by the Church of England. Today, approximately a quarter of all primary schools have a Church of England foundation, through which they strive to provide the highest standard of education possible, in partnership with the state.