Abbotsholme opened its doors in October 1889 and it has continued in unbroken occupation of the same estate ever since, not even being displaced through two World Wars. This estate is just within the south west border of Derbyshire, the River Dove running through it and joining the Churnet not far away. If any one man should be named as the originator of the twentieth-century innovation in English education it is Cecil Reddie, the founder of Abbotsholme, but for reasons which will appear he has seldom been given this recognition in England.
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