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Precinct Teaching Block renamed Lynam Thomas School

The Precinct Teaching Block has been renamed Lynam Thomas School in honour of previous Repton School Headmaster Theodore Lynam Thomas.

Theodore Lynam Thomas assumed the responsibilities of Repton School Headmaster in April 1944 having already been a teacher for 21 years and a Housemaster for ten. He successfully tackled the problems of wartime and reconstruction with enormous energy, was a shrewd judge of character and made excellent appointments to his staff.
 
During his tenure, the pupil roll increased by around 150 within a few years of his arrival. This allowed for the reopening of Latham House and The Cross, while the preparatory school migrated over to Foremarke Hall.
 
Lynam Thomas promoted the school’s name notably through the 400th anniversary celebrations with the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip. Through the 400th anniversary appeal fund, work began on the 400 Hall, the Chemistry block and the workshops in the Precinct, which were formally opened in 1959. It is this very building that has been renamed in his honour.
 
Biography taken from Repton to the End
 

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