Collection SCH120 - Selhurst High School for Girls

Identity area

Reference code

SCH120

Title

Selhurst High School for Girls

Date(s)

  • 1904 - 1988 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

20 boxes

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Name of creator

Selhurst High School for Girls (1904)

Administrative history

Opened in September 1904 as The Borough Secondary School for Girls in the premises of the South Norwood branch of Croydon Polytechnic. The school moved to The Crescent, Selhurst in 1910, but returned to its earlier location during Wold War One, while the new school building was in use as a hospital. Renamed Selhurst Grammar School for Girls in 1922. In 1939, the school was evacuated to Hove, moved to Virginia Water in 1940 and later to The Beeches at Guildford. The school became an age 14+ comprehensive from 1971, becoming known as Selhurst High School for Girls. It closed, because of falling rolls and reorganisation, in 1988.

Archival history

Retrospectively accessioned 13 August 2001.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession Number: A653

Records of Selhurst High School for Girls

Item date: 1904 - 1988

Depositor's Name: The Head Teacher, Selhurst High School for Girls

Custodial history: Retrospectively accessioned 13 August 2001.

Access conditions: Log books and punishment registers less than 50 years old are closed, and may only be consulted with the permission of the Director of Education.

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Conditions governing access

Some of the records in our collections contain sensitive and personal data that we have a legal responsibility to control access to. In these circumstances, staff may search the collection on your behalf, having received consent or proof of death of the individual concerned.

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  • English

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Related units of description

Four bound volumes of the school magazine, 1926 - 1971 (with possible gaps), are held in the Local Sudies Library collection, reference PC/01/29.

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Description identifier

GB-352-sch120

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Dates of creation revision deletion

09/06/2015

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