As you read this, Foyle College is poised on the edge of an exciting future - built on four centuries of tradition. Founded by the Merchant Taylor, Mathias Springham, in 1617, as the Free Grammar School, it became Foyle College in 1814 and eventually merged with the Londonderry Academical Institution in 1896. Further mergers took place among schools in the city until in 1976 the Foyle and Londonderry Amalgamation Act resulted in the city's first coeducational grammar school. Today, the college is within two years of moving into a superb new greenfield campus at Clooney, to be known as Springham Campus.
With our 400th anniversary looming, Foyle has commissioned a new high-quality book to celebrate both the past and the future of education in the city. Illustrated in full colour throughout, this will be a volume to treasure for anyone with memories of their schooldays. An editorial team composed of former pupils and interested members of staff will draw on the substantial and detailed records of all predecessor schools to provide a vibrant illustrated portrait of the educational legacy: additionally, first-hand pupil accounts of lived experiences from the early 20th century to the present will be a key feature of the book.
Preview a selection of sample pages from the book by clicking the image below.
Pre-order now and save: A View the Foyle Commanding will be published in March 2013, but you can help support the project today by reserving your copy and pre-ordering.