Thorold Coade

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Thorold Francis Coade (1896-1963) [1] was a British school teacher and headmaster. [2] [3] [4]

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Thorold Coade was headmaster at Bryanston School in Dorset for much of his career (1932–1959), succeeding J. G. Jeffreys. [2] [5] He believed in self-discipline and developed this ethos at the school. [2] He developed "pioneering" at the school to augment sports, consisting of community-related activities, such as forestry in the extensive grounds of the school. Coade was keen on drama and the school's theatre is named the Coade Hall in his memory.

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Jeffrey Graham Jeffreys (1893–1977) was an Australian schoolteacher who moved to England and founded Bryanston School in Dorset.


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Educational offices
Preceded by
J. G. Jeffreys
Head of the Bryanston School
Succeeded by
Robson Fisher

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  2. 1 2 3 "About Bryanston — History]". UK: Bryanston School.
  3. Morgan, M. C. (1978). "Coade, Chapter 3". Bryanston 1928–1978. Bryanston School. pp. 34–42.
  4. Holdsworth, Angela, ed. (2005). Bryanston Reflections: Et nova et vetera'. London: Third Millennium Publishing. ISBN   1-903942-38-1.
  5. "The Coade Years: Reunion, 20 June 2009". Bryanston: The Yearbook. 72. 2008–2009. pp. 76–81.