Watford Grammar School

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Watford


Official blazon

Arms : Dexter : Or, on a pile between two lions rampant gules, three garbs of the field. Sinister : Or, fretty sable, at each intersection a plate.
Crest : Dexter : On a wreath of the colours, two garbs in saltire or. Sinister : On a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion rampant proper, holding in its paws a plate.
Motto: SPERATE PARATI ("Hope-being well prepared").


The arms were not officially granted.

Watford Grammar School has no official arms, but displays the two shields of Chilcot and Platt families. The main school was founded in 1704 by Elizabeth Fuller, daughter of John Chilcot for the poor children of Watford. Richard Platt form London founded Aldenham school, which was later joined with the other school to form the Watdorf Grammar School.


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Literature: Christie-Murray