"Possunt Quia Posse Videntur"
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The History of The Lodge School

The Lodge School had its beginnings in a bequest made by Sir Christopher Codrington who had two estates on the island. The Codrington experiment was to baptize and instruct in Christian education which was greeted with much suspicion by other Barbadian slave owners in the 18th century. Codrington managers were ordered to give his people time off for themselves (usually a Saturday), Sunday being reserved for Christian instruction through which they were to have the benefits of education and the consolations of Christian religion.

There is some dispute as to the exact date of the school's foundation. Building work is recorded as having commenced in 1714, but was not finished until 1743.
[1] The Barbados Pocket Book of 1838 however records that the Codrington Foundation School was founded in 1721. When the school opened its doors to twelve foundationers to "teach them gratis, the Sons of such Persons as shall be judged not to be in Sufficient Circumstances to bring them up in learning the learned languages" on 9 September 1745, some recognize this date officially as its inception. Other pupils were fee paying and most were boarders. The Lodge School is therefore one of the oldest secondary educational establishments on Barbados.

The Boarding Establishment

After the school relocated to its current premises in 1829 it became customary, given the premium placed on limited educational opportunity, for some of its few students to be sent to board with the resident Headmaster. ‘The Lodge School Record’ for 1911 reports that in 1863 there were 36 pupils of whom 25 were boarders. This pattern of boarders providing either a majority or a significant percentage of the school’s roll continued well into the 1930s.As the demand for a place at The Lodge grew in the 1870s and thereafter so too did the demand for boarding. The school’s Governing Body added to the existing buildings in order to increase the number of boarders, but it eventually took direct financial control and in the 1940s brought an end to what had been a private arrangement between parents and successive Headmasters.At its peak in the 1950s the Boarding Establishment accommodated 92 students many of whom were termly boarders who came from almost every island in the English-speaking Caribbean and Venezuela. Among the well-known termly boarders of the 1960s and 1970s were John Maginley (former Minister of Tourism in Antigua), Tony Astaphan S.C (prominent Attorney-At-Law in Dominica), Dr. Lennox Honychurch (Dominican Historian), the Haydocks from St. Vincent and McLester Todman from Tortola. Dr. Stuart McIntyre (Dominica) now practices dentistry in Barbados and Dr. Clyde Cave (Antigua) is the Director of Medical Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. A few local termly boarders were Sir Geoffrey Cave (Businessman), Challenor Jones (Jockey), Philip Goddard (Businessman), Ian Bishop (Attorney -At- Law), Arthur Edwards (Artist and Sculptor) and the late Tony Cozier.The advent of free secondary education in Barbados and many other factors, including improved educational facilities in the neighbouring islands, caused a dwindling of the number of boarders to well under 50 by the mid 1970’s. The Boarding Establishment was closed in 1979 and the area it occupied was utilized by the school.

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The Lodge School student is provided a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment geared to meet the challenges of a global society. “Committed to Excellence”, their experiences here, help them to develop into productive and contributing members of society with great teachers and staff dedicated to help them along the way. Every student of The Lodge School aspires to be the best they can be and we have a track record to prove it. "They Can Because They Think They Can".

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The Lodge School Old Scholars Association (LSOSA) will be recognized as a valuable global resource to partner effectively with ALL related stakeholder to collaboratively conceptualize and offer programs that facilitate and support the development of a vibrant school culture and climate while continuing to perpetuate a passion for collective life-long learning involvement

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The Mission of The Lodge School Old Scholars Association (LSOSA) is to facilitate its Alumni with diverse networking opportunities to create avenues for building ongoing relationships with all related stakeholders, and to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to current scholars in their pursuit of academic and co-curricular excellence

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