A SHORT HISTORY
The early history of St Hugh’s Catholic School is set against an historical background, which dates back to the relief act of 1778, which enabled the first Catholic Secondary School to be built. In 1883 the Government took an interest in Primary Schools, and later Government Grant became available to Catholic Schools.
In 1835 Saint Hugh’s School started in 13 Mint Lane Lincoln. It commenced as an inter-denominational School and charged a fee of 1d to 4d weekly. The records show that there were 130 Scholars on roll. The official opening of Friars Lane Catholic School took place on Monday 24th August 1874. Miss Annie Beardshaw was the Headmistress and the Very Rev. Canon Croft was Parish Priest.
Throughout these years, the School increased in numbers, until the population growth of the Catholic Community in the South of the City in the 1990’s, proved that the site on Friars Lane was inadequate to cater for the demand for places.
The 30th March 1994 marked the final “Chapter” to the site of St Hugh’s School building in Friars Lane.
The transfer of Saint Hugh’s School to Woodfield Avenue, South of the City, opened its doors to 238 pupils on Thursday 21st April 1994.
The School was originally planned around a central landscaped courtyard, however a number of building projects have been completed. An outdoor learning area for Foundation stage and extra teaching and learning classrooms have been added within the school. Outside there are parking facilities in front, and along the side of the School. There are ten classrooms leading out to a spacious cloakroom area. There are two playgrounds for Infants and Juniors, and a playing field for sports. From our Assembly/Gymnasium hall can be viewed the majestic Lincoln Cathedral, ever reminding us of our Patron, Saint Hugh.