Founded as far back as 1885, Stanwix School is one of the oldest continuously operating schools in the county.

The site itself however has a far more ancient history with around 2,000 years of history buried beneath the school.

Though it is no longer visible above ground, Hadrian’s Wall which was constructed to defend Roman Britain from the Scots 1900 years ago, runs directly beneath the school.

Part of the school also overlays an important Roman Milecastle that was built to defend the Roman Wall and the key Eden river crossing at Eden Bridge.