In a statement on its website, the school said: "Charlotte had many close friends and her polite and caring nature endeared her to all who met her.

"I am making new friends and getting all the education I need."

You and your family can experience the diversity of habitats around the Wash Estuary, one of Europe’s most protected coastal areas or enjoy tranquillity whilst exploring the network of Fens waterways and all under the famous Lincolnshire “Big Skies”.

Academic excellence is at the heart of what we do, and we challenge all students to achieve their best through the provision of high-quality teaching in a stimulating environment. I am confident that you will be able to see all of this for yourself.

Spalding was also on the east-west Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, which had Bourne to the West and Holbeach to the east. It closed in February 1959, ending through passenger services from Leicester to Great Yarmouth via King's Lynn and Norwich. Local freight, mainly farm produce, continued to be carried between Bourne and Sutton Bridge until 1964.

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In John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887), Spalding was described as a:

On 7 October 1979, the first barcode was used in the UK at Key Markets in Spalding.[14]

Spalding is famous as the centre of the UK flower industry and each spring 100,000 visitors visit the town to see the spectacular Flower Festival. Telephone: 01775 764554  Email:

After the shootings police entered the family home in Hatt Close, Moulton, where tributes have been left outside.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

The settlement's name is derived from an Anglian tribe, the Spaldingas, who settled in the area during the 6th century. They may have retained their administrative independence within the Kingdom of Mercia into the late 9th century, when Stamford became one of the Five Boroughs of the East Midlands under Danish control after years of invasion and occupation.

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. In lessons, they demonstrate an eagerness and curiosity to learn and exhibit positive and respectful behaviour to their peers and to their teachers. Relationships between pupils and other adults are extremely positive."

“Our new mobile app is promoting businesses and events across the towns of South Holland”

In a statement, police said the "provenance of the weapon used is an active line of enquiry".

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Around the north-west of Spalding is a large waterway called Vernatt's Drain, named after one of the Adventurers who drained the Fens in the 17th century. Philibert Vernatti was made a baronet on 7 June 1643.

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Accompanying the Summit and Festival were many entertainment activities, all with a general focus on promoting the local area.

Spalding High School said the community was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear of Charlotte's "tragic death".

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In a statement, Lincolnshire Police said the "provenance of the weapon used is an active line of inquiry".

Photographs of the 2009 Spalding Flower Festival and Flower Parade

South Holland District Council told the BBC the shooting was believed to be a "domestic incident".

When you walk around the School and speak to our students, I hope you will sense not only their courtesy and intelligence, but also their commitment and enthusiasm. I hope, as well, that once you have experienced our community, you will want to become a part of it.

Spalding is a market town with a population of 28,722 at the 2011 census, on the River Welland in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. Little London is a hamlet directly south of Spalding on the B1172, whilst Pinchbeck, a village to the north, is part of the built-up area.

St John the Baptist, was built in 1875, at the same time as the adjacent Church school. St Paul's at Fulney, on the eastern side of the town, was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1880 after his death.

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Other local attractions are the Pinchbeck Engine Museum (just north of Spalding), the Bulb Museum (situated at Birch Grove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck) and the Gordon Boswell Romany Museum, to the south of the town. The Chain Bridge Forge is a 19th-century blacksmith's forge on the River Welland; many of its original features have been preserved and it is operated as a museum.

The South Holland Centre is the perfect place to host your wedding reception.

A South Holland council nature reserve is situated on part of the old Boston railway line at Vernatts Drain. The Drain runs from the pumping station at Pode Hole to Surfleet Seas End.

This site contains links, details of the Flower Festival, local events, and details of other tourist attractions in and around Spalding. There is also a listing of Hotels, guest houses, and caravan sites. Places to eat and drink, and details of the rivers and lakes for fishermen.

A new college associated with Gleed Girls' Technology College, called the post-sixteen centre, offers further education to those aged 16–18.

"Charlotte was incredibly driven to achieve her dream of studying midwifery at university. Academically, Charlotte excelled and her final grades were a tribute to her hard work and dedication."

Tributes have been paid to Charlotte by her former school.

Welcome to Spalding Grammar School, a school where individuals matter. Our principal aim is to ensure that all students develop into reflective and well-rounded individuals, attaining their full potential intellectually, socially and personally.

The teenager became a midwifery student at Northampton University after leaving Spalding High.

Ayscoughfee Hall dates from the 15th-century and is now operated as a museum. St Mary and St Nicolas was built in 1284 by William de Littleport of Spalding Priory. The tower and spire were added in 1360.

Archeological excavations at Wygate Park in Spalding have shown that there has been occupation in this area from at least the Roman period, when this part of Lincolnshire was used for the production of salt. It was a coastal siltland. At Wygate Park salt making seems to have come to an end by the mid-3rd century AD; climatic change and flooding may have made such activities difficult, causing the practice to die out.[4]