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Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School

Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School

Top Street, Appleby Magna, DE12 7AH, United Kingdom

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Description Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School, previously known as Appleby Grammar School, is a junior school situated in the village of Appleby Magna, in Leicestershire, England. The school was constructed between 1693 and 1697, based on an original design by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson. The school was established and financed by Sir John Moore, the younger son of the local squire who became Lord Mayor and Alderman of London. The school occupies an elevated position to the south of the village and sits in its own walled, landscaped grounds totaling just over 3.5acre. The main school building is Grade I listed; the gates, gatepiers, wall and outbuildings are all Grade II listed. The primary school was rated "outstanding" in its last Ofsted inspection.Sir John MooreSir John Moore was second son of Charles Moore Esq., owner of Appleby Parva Manor (later demolished to create Appleby Hall). His elder brother, also called Charles, was expected to inherit the family estates; as second son, John, was expected to make his own way in the world. John went to London to make a living as a merchant. He made his fortune in the City of London, was knighted, became Lord Mayor of London in 1681 (during the reign of King Charles II) and eventually an Alderman of London.

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