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Francis Lockwood, Headmaster (1945–1953)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: William Ellis School

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Francis William Lockwood was appointed Headmaster of William Ellis School in 1945 at the age of 36. During the war he had been headteacher at Gainsborough Grammar School. He was a graduate of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and had previously taught Classics at Wilson's Grammar School in London. Dynamic and of a strong mind about the direction the post-war school should take, his first priority was the re-unification of the school in its current Highgate Road site after the fragmentation caused by the Second World War.

William Ellis School


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    59 x 49 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    unknown acquisition method


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William Ellis School

Highgate Road, London, Greater London NW5 1RN England

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