The school was first endowed in 1645 as a free school for the children of the poor. A school was actually built about 1709 elsewhere but they moved to the current building next to St Mary Abbots Church around 1860.
The statues are of a Charity Girl and a Charity Boy. The boy has a pen and a scroll inscribed “I was naked and ye clothed me” and the girl is holding a prayer book.
We visited the church in early February and also stopped to look at this handsome old building. Some great history there.
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