Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090


  • banner 9
  • banner 66 1
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • banner 8
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • banner 41
  • banner 33
  • LCHS banner
  • LCHS banner
  • banner 19
  • banner 83
  • banner 81
  • LCHS banner
  • banner 45
  • banner 80

From the post-1974 Archive

LCHS   PHOTO   OF   THE   MONTH – September 2014

Forty years on – Mr.Baker’s form, Autumn 1974


This picture was taken in front of the bleachers in the new hall opened in September 1974. It shows one of the forms in the new Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School in its early weeks. The original is owned by Mr.Baker, the form teacher, who had joined Lincoln School in 1970 and retired from LCHS in 2008.

We asked Mr.Baker to name the pupils 40 years later. He identified, or partly identified, the following, and is thinking about the rest:

Back row: Andrew Bowskill, Gillian Johnson, ?, Nicholas Harris, Julia Scoffins, ?

Middle: ? Hinde, Elaine Gendel, Paul Vear, Mark Vine, ?, ?, ?, ? Vanderhyden, ?

Front: Ruth Killgallon,?, ?, Patrick Shirley, Mr.Baker, ? Wells, ?, ?, Julia Salon

The re-organisation of schools in autumn 1974 created 12-18 schools, which received their pupils from middle schools. From the admissions registers, we know that the children we can identify in the picture came from the following – Ermine Middle, Monks Abbey Middle, St.Giles Middle and Westgate Middle.

One feature of the photograph is the variety of school uniform. We know from former pupil, David Sleight, that there had been concerns about its availability that September. Another explanation might be that schools recognized the financial impact of having to acquire a lot of new uniform for families with several children, and gave permission for pupils to wear, and wear out, existing clothes for the first year after re-organisation.

If any reader can provide any of the missing names, this would be useful for future generations. And also, there must be other form pictures from the autumn 1974 hiding in boxes and cupboards in Lincoln. If you have one, please bring it into school for us to copy for the post-1974 Archive. Thank you   

Mr C Williams

Post 1974 Archivist                                                                    



A formative Journey by Greg Gilbey

A formative journey: Making students active in the learning process Greg Gilbey, Director of Student Engagement, Lincoln Christ’s Hospital SchoolGreg describes how Lincoln Christ's Hospital School's involvement with the EEF/SSAT Embedding...

Wednesday, 10th January 2018


LCHS Exam Results 2017

We are delighted to confirm our Progress 8 score, from the DFE website, which allows comparison of local schools.           &n...

Thursday, 12th October 2017


Headteacher's Blog

Headteacher's Blog 2nd October 2017

  Headteacher's Address Year 7 Foundation Service at Lincoln Cathedral, Friday 29th September 2017.   Good afternoon everyone and welcome to this very special occasion. I have mentioned before that to be a part of the Lincoln Christ&rsq...

Monday, 2nd October 2017


Headteacher's Blog 24th March 2017

I think it appropriate to hand this week’s blog over to Red Nose Day. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the fund raising today by bringing in cakes, selling buns, donating money to come in non-uniform or just helping on one o...

Friday, 24th March 2017


House Scores

24,503 27,080 26,416 32,657